Saudi’s Public Prosecutor yesterday called for cleric Ali Al-Omari to be executed during a secret session held by the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh.
The Prisoners of Conscience Twitter account said the prosecution accused Al-Omari of more than 30 charges of terrorism including the formation of a “youth organisation to achieve the objectives of a secret terrorist organisation within the Kingdom”.
“The Saudi Special Criminal Court held a secret trial session for Dr. Ali Al-Omari, and so far more than 30 charges of ‘terrorism’ have been directed at him. The General Prosecution is calling for sentencing him to death because of those charges!!” the group wrote on Twitter.
المحكمة الجزائية المتخصصة عقدت جلسة محاكمة سرية للدكتور علي العمري ظهر اليوم، و النيابة العامة وجهت ضده أكثر من 30 تهمة مزعومة منها تشكيل "منظمة شبابية لتحقيق أهداف تنظيم سري إرهابي داخل المملكة"، و تطالب بما سمته "قتله تعزيراً"!!#العمري_ليس_إرهابيا pic.twitter.com/LtJAqfYiVz
— معتقلي الرأي (@m3takl) September 5, 2018
Al-Omari, 45, is a renown cleric and human rights activists as well as president of the Makkah Open University. He was arrested in September 2017.