Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al-Khudairi continued to be held in Saudi jails for 68 months over fabricated charges.
Al-Khudairi was arrested from his family house on September 11, 2017, on several charges that include disobeying the ruler; delivering a Friday sermon in Qatar; and building mosques in several countries.
Al-Khudairi holds a PhD in Fundamentals of Religion. He worked as a teaching assistant and lecturer in the Department of Qur’anic Studies at the Teachers College in Riyadh. He also served as chairman of the board of directors of the Center for Consultations.
Al-Khudairi is one of the victims of the September 2017 arrest campaign, the largest crackdown campaign in the Kingdom’s history.
The list of detainees includes the academics Dr. Salman Al-Awda, Dr. Awad Al-Qarni, the academic at the Higher Institute for the Judiciary, Abdulaziz Al-Fawzan, the imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saleh Al-Talib, and Dr. Safar Al-Hawali.
It also included the economists Essam Al-Zamil, Abdullah Al-Maliki, Jamil Farsi, and Mustafa Al-Hassan, who was later released on health grounds.
The list further includes journalists, human rights activists, and Islamic scholars.
In the wake of leaked accounts of torture and mistreatment, Saudi Arabia imposes a complete blackout on the detention conditions of many detainees.