Saudi Leaks revealed the details of the last court session of the representative of Hamas in the Kingdom, Dr Muhammad al-Khudari and his son.
Yesterday, the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh held a new trial session for Leader Al-Khodari and his son Hani.
Abdul Majid Al-Khodari, brother of the detainee, said: His brother and son Hani, who are in Asir prison, underwent a new trial session.
Al-Khudari explained to Saudi leaks that his brother, who was arrested, asked the court to amend the indictment errors during his hearing.
Al-Khudari requested changing his age from 63 to 83 years and correcting his place of residence, profession, and other errors and information.
He pointed out that his brother has retired from his work in the medical profession since 2010.
The Saudi intelligence service was aware of all his movements and his representation of Hamas in the past in Saudi territory.
He pointed out that the Criminal Court will finish hearing all the detainees until January 18, and that a new trial session will be held.
Al-Khudari suggested that the Criminal Court accept the request to release his brother in exchange for imposing house arrest on him because of his illnesses.
He confirmed that Dr Muhammad did not commit any mistakes or irregularities during his stay in Saudi Arabia, and he worked to serve the Palestinian cause and strengthen relations.
Al-Khudari stated that his arrested nephew Hani worked as a lecturer before being detained at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah Al-Mukarramah.
The Al-Khudari family expressed their hope that the Saudi authorities would release the leader and his son immediately, in light of the positive atmosphere among the Gulf states.
On November 15, the Saudi authorities held a new trial session for Al-Khudari.
The sources said that his lawyer requested his client’s urgent release; Due to his deteriorating health, his old age, and his suffering with diseases.
Last October, Al-Khudari’s defence lawyer requested his owner’s temporary release due to his deteriorating health condition.
In May 2020, the deputy head of the Hamas movement abroad, Muhammad Nazzal, announced that the Saudi authorities prevented the families of Palestinian detainees from visiting their relatives during the Eid al-Fitr.
Nazzal indicated in a tweet that each detainee was allowed to communicate with his family for a period of 5 minutes only.
He stated that the son of Muhammad al-Khudari was allowed to stay in his sick father’s cell “to help him and answer his needs, due to his father’s inability to move”.
On September 9, 2019, Hamas announced the arrest of Saudi Arabia, Al-Khudari and his son.
Hamas said that he was responsible for managing “the relationship with the Kingdom for two decades, as well as assuming senior leadership positions in the movement.”
Al-Khudary, 83, suffers from an “incurable disease,” and is a doctor who specializes in ear, nose and throat.
And he participated in the interview that brought together the late King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, and the leader of Hamas at the time, Ahmed Yassin, in 1998.
Hamas indicated that his arrest comes as part of a campaign that affects many Palestinians residing in Saudi Arabia.
Hamas addressed the Saudi leadership more than once and introduced mediators to release Palestinian and Jordanian detainees, but without a Saudi response.
On March 8, 2020, the Saudi authorities arrested dozens of Palestinians, holding Jordanian passports.
The Criminal Court accused more than 60 Palestinian and Jordanian detainees of “supporting the Palestinian resistance.”
The detainees are divided into four prisons in Saudi Arabia: “Al-Ha’ir in Riyadh, Dhahban in Jeddah, Sha’ar in Abha, and Dammam.”