Amnesty raises concern over Saudi cleric Al-Awda’s imprisonment

Issue 1052 - 25 Jan 2018

Amnesty International has raised concerns over the situation of Sheikh Salman Al-Awda, who was arrested in September and has been held in solitary confinement, unable to communicate with the outside world, since October. Amnesty said Al-Awda’s family had learnt on 16 January that he had been hospitalised in Jeddah, but had not received further details of his condition. The sheikh, who has a large following on social media, was arrested after tweeting that he hoped to see a resolution to the conflict with Qatar.

Want to read more?

Small article


(Access to one 100-400 word article)

Subscribe to Gulf States Newsletter

View subscription options

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles and set up news alerts.


Want to see more articles like this?

Search our archive or set up custom notifications to be alerted about new content.

Contact us

Jon Marks
Editorial director

Dominic Dudley

Harry Randle Marsh
Subscriptions and sales

Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667

Have you created a free account?

Sign up for an account to set up news alerts and get free access to our historic archive (1979-2003), articles under 100 words, Gulf States Newsletter View articles and a selection of other samples.

View a selection of Free articles