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Salman al-Ouda

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Salman bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Ouda (Arabic: سلمان بن فهد بن عبد الله العودة) or Salman al-Ouda (Arabic: سلمان العودة), Salman al-Oadah, Salman al-Audah, or Salman al-Awdah (Arabic: سلمان بن فهد العودة) - kunya: Abu Mu'ad (أبو معاذ)- (born December 14, 1956)[1] is a Saudi Muslim scholar. Al-Ouda is a member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars and on its board of trustees.[5] He is a director of the Arabic edition of the website Islam Today and appears on a number of TV shows and authors newspaper articles.[6]

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Salman al-Ouda
Salman al-Ouda in May 2012
Born (1956-12-14) December 14, 1956 (age 66)[1]
NationalitySaudi Arabia
ChildrenAbdullah Alaoudh[2]
Main interest(s)Sharia
Alma materthe Faculty of Sharia and Religious Principles in al-Qassim
Muslim leader

In 1993 al-Ouda was one of the leaders of the dissident group Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (CDLR) that challenged the Saudi government,[7] for which he was imprisoned during 1994–1999.[citation needed] In 2007 he was viewed as a government supporter.[citation needed] He was detained by the Saudi authorities in September 2017. As of July 2018, he remained in solitary confinement without charge or trial. Officials imposed travel bans on members of his family.[8][9][10] He was arrested for his refusal to comply with an order by Saudi authorities to tweet a specific text to support the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar. In a 4 September 2018 legal hearing, prosecutors applied for al-Ouda to be sentenced to death.[11]