Video: The Case of Jailed Saudi Activist Mohammed al-Bejadi

Independent journalist Iman al-Qahtani has produced this short video to highlight the case of Mohammed al-Bejadi, a Saudi activist who was sentenced to four years in jail followed by a five-year travel ban after a secret trial in early 2012. Amnesty International said at the time that the trial “demonstrates a blatant disregard for his fundamental rights.” He was featured on Foreign Policy last October as one of the unsung heroes who fight injustice in their countries but don’t make the headlines. Al-Bejadi, 35, is a co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA). His fellow co-founder Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani appears in the video to talk about the case. Al-Qahtani, along with a third founding member of the group, Abdullah al-Hamed, are on trial for their political activism.