The Saudi regime kidnaps Geneva opponents

Human rights and media sources announced a kidnapping carried out by the Saudi authorities against two Saudi dissidents in Geneva, Hassan Al-Omari and Hassan Al-Kenani, who were living in the Swiss capital.

The sources said that al-Omari and al-Kanani were kidnapped after receiving several threats in case they did not stop their opposition political activity.

Al-Omari has been kidnapped since October 2017, while al-Kanani has been kidnapped since March 2019.

The rights lawyer, “Isaac Jizani,” the confirmed the news on “Twitter”, advising opponents of the regime of the Kingdom not to go to Switzerland; because it is “unsafe for Saudi refugees”, as he put it.

The last tweet published by Al-Omari, on 14 October 2017, was a commentary by an article published by the President of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars, Ahmed Al-Raysouni, on “Saudi Islam, and its trend from prosperity to decline, pointing out that the Wahhabi religious pattern in the Kingdom” Formed between the hardness of the sand and the riyal.

While the latest tweets “Kanani” on March 9 last, coincided with International Women’s Day, pointing out that the authority “behind the authoritarian culture in the society (Saudi) and disseminated in the name of religion and the law.”

In June, Amnesty International accused the Saudi regime of being responsible for the disappearance of Saudi lawyer Hassan al-Omari from Switzerland, a year before the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2 last year.

On October 15, 2018, Saudi Arabia-based opposition prince Khaled bin Farhan al-Saud accused his country of trying to kidnap him, coinciding with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi since he entered the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.

The prince confirmed that Saudi officials had tried to lure him to kidnap him to the kingdom, saying: “They spoke with a relative a few days before Khashoggi’s disappearance and showed him a check, and told him that they want to help the prince because of his financial problems.”

Khashoggi was abducted inside the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2018, when he went to obtain an official marriage certificate to be assassinated by government agents.

Over the past two years, hundreds of activists and jurists have been arrested in Saudi Arabia, apparently trying to express their opposition to Riyadh’s changes amid human rights demands for their fate and justice.

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