Employee of Saudi Red Crescent disappeared by Al Mabahith security forces in March 2018

Employee of Saudi Red Crescent disappeared by Al Mabahith security forces in March 2018

Al Sadhan was arrested on March 12 by Al Mabahith security forces from his workplace, the headquarters of the Saudi Red Crescent in Riyadh. He was taken to an unknown location. After nearly two years of enforced disappearance, on February 12, 2020 Al Sadhan was allowed to make a call to his family.
Latest Updates
February 12, 2020: Al Sadhan is allowed to call his family.
November 25, 2018: National Human Rights Commission informs family of his transfer to al-Ha’ir Prison.
November 1, 2018: MENA Rights Group submits case to UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances.
October 28, 2018: Last seen at Dhahban Prison in Jeddah.
March 12, 2018: Arrested by Al Mabahith security forces from the Saudi Red Crescent Authority headquarters in Riyadh.

At around noon on March 12, 2018, Al Mabahith security forces dressed in civilian clothes arrested Al Sadhan from his place of work at the Red Crescent Authority in Riyadh. They confiscated his phone before taking him to an unknown location. They did not show an arrest warrant nor did they give any reason for the arrest.

The next day, neighbours reported that they saw a group of men dressed in police uniforms forcefully entering his house. As they were walking out of the property they were spotted removing  electronic equipment and personal belongings.

Abdulrahman Al Sadhan was allegedly seen on October 28, 2018 at Dhahban Prison in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This information was provided by another inmate of the prison during a phone call with his family.

On February 12, 2020, Al Sadhan was allowed to make a call to his family. However, his relatives continue to be denied family visits and have not yet been officially informed of his whereabouts.