An 18-year-old Yemeni youth has died of torture in a prison of the Saudi intelligence agency, a member of the country’s Civil and Political Rights Association says.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Mohammad al-Qahtani said that the youth died of severe torture by jail officers.
There’s no information why the Yemeni man had been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, and whether he was a political prisoner or not.
The Saudi Interior Ministry declines to reveal the names of those gone missing in Saudi political prisons in a bid to avoid the public opinion’s pressure over the issue of detainees.
Rights activists say hundreds of political prisoners remain locked up in Saudi jails under harsh conditions and without access to legal representation.
Saudi police make random arrests of people who allegedly look suspicious. The detainees are often held behind bars for years without any indictment.
According to Human Rights Watch, the Saudi regime “routinely represses expression critical of the government.”
Saudi Arabia has been under fire especially for the detention of many anti-government protesters since the onset of a popular uprising in the country last year.
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