The Arab Organization for Human Rights UK (AOHR UK) has warned of the serious deterioration in the health of Dr Muhammad Al-Khudari (84) as he is denied essential medical treatment in detention saudi.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Khudari, detained in Abha prison, is being denied adequate medical treatment for his cancer under flimsy pretexts.
AOHR UK also pointed out that Saudi authorities have more than once denied his appeals for release on health grounds, although he is still being held beyond his release date.
Al-Khudari was arrested in February 2019 during a campaign of mass arrests targeting Palestinian and Jordanian nationals. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for supporting the Palestinian cause. His prison sentence was later reduced to 6 years, suspended for three years.
During his detention, Al-Khudari was subjected to ill-treatment, aggravating his difficult state of health.
He has lost his ability to move and hear, and suffers from severe pain throughout his body due to his inhumane and life-threatening detention conditions.
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The AOHR UK views Al-Khudari’s continued detention without any legal basis, despite his critical condition, as a death sentence, holding the Saudi authorities responsible for his safety.
AOHR UK has also called on the UN Secretary General and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to pressure the Saudi authorities to release all Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners held on political grounds, starting with Dr. Al-Khudari.