On January 10, 2017, the Specialized Criminal Court re-sentenced al-Shubaily to eight years in prison, an eight-year travel ban, and an eight-year ban on using social media after his release. The charges against him included "incitement against public order," "insulting the judiciary," "describing the ruling Saudi state – unjustly and wrongly – as a police state," and "participating in an unlicensed association." As of February 2017, he remained out of prison on bail, pending appeal.
In September 2017, al-Shubaily was arrested again, along with Issa al-Hamid
, another ACPRA co-founder.