Dozens of prisoners of conscience have been held in solitary confinement in the prisons of the Saudi authorities for months, some for years, without regard to them or fair trial according to the law.
The Saudi regime deliberately tortures detainees, especially prisoners of conscience, and places them in solitary confinement, and exposes them to the worst forms of physical and psychological torture.
Riyadh hides its detainees forcibly disappeared and prevents their families from any information concerning them or about the charges against them or to know the place of detention or visit.
Large-scale arrests have targeted human rights defenders demanding and defending women’s rights and overthrowing the state system, as well as prisoners of conscience demanding an end to human rights abuses, reform of the kingdom’s government and the application of human rights principles to citizens.
Clearly, the Kingdom has reached its worst stage, although it has never been a democratic country, but the abuses are on the rise.
Violations have affected all segments of society, some have been severely jailed, others are brutally tortured and activists have threatened rape, murder and enforced disappearance as well.
Riyadh continues to deny many detainees their legal rights, some in the event of enforced disappearance, raising concerns about their torture and cruel and degrading treatment.
Despite the constant demands of Riyadh by international human rights organizations to respect human rights, they still practice the Kingdom the most heinous violations, and it appears today that the reign of King Salman and his son is the most criminal in this area, despite attempts to promote social reforms that have no real purpose but to seek to improve the Kingdom’s bad reputation in front of the world, and before him to its citizens who are now afraid of the oppression of the repressive devices in their country more than ever.
“The presence of human rights activists in Saudi Arabia today is in danger of ending as they disappear one after the other,” Amnesty International recently said.
Riyadh reveals its systematic violations of human rights to the real face of it as a Kingdom of terror pursued those who express their views and positions contrary to it, and even silent, where silence is evidence of the condemnation of dozens of figures, especially clerics detained such as Salman al-Awda.
Thus, the Kingdom fails to emerge in a rosy way, such as those that seek to promote it internally and externally through the exploitation of some measures that have not been taken for themselves, but to exploit them to appear in the gown of reformer.
International and human rights organizations expressed concern over this violation of humanity and demanded that the Saudi authorities immediately release the detainees, improve their conditions of detention in accordance with international standards, laws and treaties, and disclose the places of detention of the persons whom the authorities have concealed and indicate their places of detention and transfer them to court for fair trials according to the law.