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Abdullah Hamid Ali al-Hamid (Arabic: عبد الله حامد علي الحامدcode: ar is deprecated ) or Abu Bilal (12 July 1950 – 24 April 2020) was a Saudi poet, Arabic professor, human rights activist and a co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA). He was in prison many times for supporting the creation of a constitutional monarchy in Saudi Arabia. He was born in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia.
In 2018, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, together with other jailed activists and Waleed Abulkhair for "their visionary and courageous efforts, guided by universal human rights principles, to reform the totalitarian political system in Saudi Arabia."
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