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Salih Al-Azri

Salih Al-Azri

HRD, Blogger

Salih Al-Azri exposes violations of the rights of detained human rights defenders through the use of social media networks. He was arrested on 3 August 2015 at his home. Salih was previously detained for five days in April 2013 and released without charges.


HRDs remain under constant surveillance by the security services and are subject to summons for questioning by security officials. Independent human rights organizations are not permitted to operate within the country. Besides the Penal Code, the Information Technology law and the Press and Publications law are widely used to silence human rights defenders and independent voices.