Cairo August 29, 2012
ANHRI announces its full solidarity with the Saudi political activist “Abdullah Al-Hamid,” who will appear before trial on Saturday, September 1, 2012, where he faces several charges due to his political activism.
The political activist “Abdullah Al-Hamid” a leader of the Arab Commission for Human Rights will appear, on Saturday September 1, 2012, before “Criminal Court” to continue the hearings, which started on June 11, 2012 in the Court itself after he was investigated for seven times before the investigation and prosecution authority during the three months prior to trial. The hearings witnessed numerous legal deficiencies, including the failure to inform “Hamid” or his lawyer about the hearing date with enough time, where he was told before the trial date by one day as well as the judge decree of baning the publication of the acoustic deliberations, which is a violation of the right of “Hamid” in a public trial.
The accusation long list included the indictment, which is ridiculous, including the charge of destabilize the security, spread the chaos, violation to public safety, fragmentation of national unity, the destruction of the capabilities of the nation and its gains, planting the seeds of discord and dissent and publishing information on the Internet related to the interrogation procedures after his pledge not to publish for the purposes of excitement and confusion in order to influence public opinion and fair trial process.
It is worth noting that “Hamid” was imprisoned because of his political and human rights activity, in 2004 he was imprisoned for seven years because of calling of the right to freedom of expression and respect for the rights of detainees. He was released before the completion of term with an undertaking to do not return to effect the public interests of the country in bad way and do not engage of anything that could harm the country’s unity and security, as well as sentenced him in prison of 2007 for six months for allegedly inciting women to protest.
ANHRI warns “the Saudi regime which suppresses the freedoms of going too far in the farcical trial against the activist” Abdullah Al-Hamid” without any serious charges, except for expressing his opinion in a peaceful manner, in an attempt by the Saudi regime to suppress and silence all opposition voices.”
ANHRI added that “the Saudi regime must drop all the false charges against human rights activists in the country, who have been targeted by the Saudi regime which dramatically hate freedoms in the recent times and stop the legal prosecution”.