The prisoners of conscience account confirmed that the Saudi authorities had arrested the controversial activist Suad Al-Shammari, three months ago.
The Saudi account said, in a tweet monitored by “Watan”, that Al-Shammari has been detained for more than 100 days, without providing further details.
Make sure we are active Under arbitrary detention for more than 100 days.
It is noteworthy that Al-Shammari was previously arrested for 3 months in 2015.
– prisoners of conscience (@ m3takl)
Who is Suad Al-Shammari?
Suad Al-Shammari is a liberal activist and writer, who was previously arrested for opposing the guardianship system in Saudi Arabia in 2015, but recently she turned to strongly support the policies of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Al-Shammari also called for normalization with the Israeli occupation.
Despite this, Saudi campaigns continued by pro-government accounts calling for Al-Shammari to be stopped. Because of her repeated abuses to several parties.
Al-Shammari and normalization with Israel
And last year, a video clip of Saudi writer Suad al-Shammari congratulated the Israeli army spokesman in Arabic, Avichai Adrai, on his birthday, sparking widespread Arab anger among the pioneers of social networking sites.
Al-Shammari said, according to the video clip: “Hello from the songwriter Suad Al-Shammari from Saudi Arabia to the singer Avichai Adrai, the beautiful singer who always writes for us Qur’anic verses and hadiths and draws from our faith as Muslims calls for peace, coexistence and tolerance and blesses us on every occasion, whether religious or national occasion, and has an account. Jamil, an account that calls for tolerance and peace regardless of the job it should be.
Al-Shammari added: “On the occasion of his birthday, I would like to say to you every year and you are fine, and I hope that these coming years and this new year will be a year of peace for our Prime Time Zone and for all the peoples of the region.”
thank you very much my friend..
Avichai Adraei, in turn, re-published the video of the zahnat al-Shammari, and replied: “Thank you very much to the Saudi friend, Suad Al-Shammari, for the special greeting on the occasion of my birthday. You are an example to many.”
The video of the Saudi activist, Suad Al-Shammari, exploded a wide wave of anger on social networking sites, as the tweeters criticized the actions of the “flat” Al-Shammari, considering this to neglect the suffering of the Palestinian Prime Time Zone and a prelude to Israeli normalization with Saudi Arabia.
Journalist Nizam Al-Mahdawi, editor-in-chief of Watan newspaper, commented on Al-Shammari’s abtah, saying: “What is the secret of this vulgarity, cheapness and dishonor? And that the Zionists with an Arab tongue ruled us in secret, and that there is no kinship between the House of Saud and the family of Zion.
What is the secret of this vulgarity, cheapness and dishonor?
If they dilute this love a little, these public pornography is heartbreaking, and I wish it was kept a secret until we still doubt that She was not alone in the occupation, and that the Zionists, with an Arab tongue, ruled us in secret, and that there was no kinship between the House of Saud and the family of Zion. https://t.co/u8V6qYGaSr
– Nizam al-Mahdawi (@NezamMahdawi)
It is worth noting that Saudi writers are calling on the Kingdom to openly normalize relations with Israel, at a time when there is talk of secret relations between the two countries and reciprocal visits in preparation for overt normalization, especially after the recent agreement between the UAE and Israel.