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Postponement of Al-Ouda's trial to next week

The Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh postponed, on Tuesday, the trial of Islamic cleric Salman Al-Ouda to next Monday for reasons it described as "an extra period of time to complete some of the procedures."

Prisoners of Conscience Twitter account said in a Tweet that "The Specialised Criminal Terrorism Court has delayed the hearing of the trial of Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda to next Monday morning after the prosecution requested what it called an extra period of time to complete some procedures."

The same account said in a previous tweet that "Al-Ouda is at risk of being sentenced to death for 37 false charges."

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The Specialized Criminal Court has accused Sheikh Al-Ouda with 37 terrorism-related charges, while the prosecution demanded a Discretionary Penalty against him.

Sheikh Al-Ouda was arrested in early September last year as part of a series of arrests that included prominent Saudi clerics and thinkers.

Sheikh Al-Ouda has been suffering from deteriorating health conditions during his detention that has been ongoing for more than a year, which he started at Dhahban Political Prison in Jeddah before being transferred to Al-Ha'ir Prison in Riyadh.

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