Emirates Detainees Advocacy Center

Fahd Al-Hajri

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Detainee Timeline

  • March 2, 2020

    He was kept in detention although he finished his sentence

  • July 2, 2013

    He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

  • March 7, 2013

    He was brought before the State Security Court

  • March 2, 2013

    He was arrested from his house

Fahd Al-Hajri, the brother of the detainee Abdullah Al-Hajri, was working as Director of the Internal Control Department at the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai before his arrest.
Fahd was known for his depth culture, gentleness, professional and scientific excellence, as he obtained an MBA from the Canadian University.

His apprehension and trial 
On Thursday, January 28, 2013, the lawyer of Abdullah Al-Hajri, Fahd’s brother, received a copy of the file of the secret organization case from the State Security Prosecution to the court. However, he was shocked to find the name “Fahed”, in the accused list with the word “Escaped” beside it.
Although Fahd was present in his work, the lawyer added his name to the prosecution to attend the first session as a first-degree relative of his detained brother Abdullah, and he used to come to the prosecution constantly to visit his brother and ask about him, his name was on the list with the word “Escaped” beside it. 
On March 2, 2013, the UAE State Security forces arrested Fahd Al-Hajri from his home in Dubai. He was taken to an unknown place, where he was subjected to enforced disappearance for 7 days before bringing him before court. 
On July 2, 2013, the State Security Court sentenced Al-Hajri to 7 years imprisonment, after he was accused of being affiliated to an illegal secret organization, which aims to oppose the foundations on which the state is based to seize the ruling with the help of foreign bodies.
Although Al-Hajri served his sentence on March 2, 2020, the UAE authorities are still holding him for about a year without legal basis. He was placed in AlMunasha center in Al-Razeen prison under the pretext that he poses a terrorist danger. Plus, he was denied his right to appeal.

Violations against the detainee

  • He was kept in detention despite the fact he finished his sentenced without any legal reason

  • Not investigating into the enforced disappearance, he was exposed to