Saudi Arabia released a human rights activist after being arrested for four years


Saudi opposition accounts said that the authorities released the human rights activist Essam Koshak, after four years of detention.

According to activists, Koshak was released after the end of his full sentence, as he was arrested in January 2017.

According to the human rights organization Al-Qust, the ruling against Koshak includes a four-year travel ban, starting from his release.

Among the charges against Koshk “inciting public opinion against its participation in campaigns calling for human rights.”

Koshak was, in addition to his work as a computer engineer and his supervision of electronic learning at the Technical College in Makkah, one of the most prominent human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, which prompted the authorities to arrest him.

It is noteworthy that Koshak’s father is Abdul Qadir Koshak, who previously held the position of Secretary General of the Holy Capital (Makkah al-Mukarramah), and was a member of the Shura Council.


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