As Part of the Saudi Campaign to Silence the Preachers, Scholars and Activists Al Haramain Watch: Saudi Arabia Practices Torture to Death against Muslim Preachers in its Prisons
As Part of the Saudi Campaign to Silence the Preachers, Scholars and Activists
Al Haramain Watch: Saudi Arabia Practices Torture to Death against Muslim Preachers in its Prisons
The International Commission to Watch Saudi Administration of Muslim places “Al Haramain Watch” accused the Saudi authorities of torturing Muslim Preachers,scholars, and activists who oppose Saudi Arabia’s policy in its prisons to death. The media and human rights organizations last week reported the death of Saudi preacher Suleiman al-Duweish as a result of torture in Saudi prisons. The preacher was kidnapped in Mecca by government officials wearing military uniforms while he was making a phone call with his family, knowing that the preacher Dawish was last seen in April 2017 at Al-Ha’ir prison in Riyadh, and completed in April 2016 three years on his enforced disappearance by the Saudi authorities.
The family has received no official information about his whereabouts, despite the family’s many attempts to determine the fate of the preacher and the last attempt to find out the fate of the preacher who led to his son’s arrest for 15 days in August 2017.
Al Haramain Watch said that Saudi Arabia violates the human rights of its citizens from preachers, scholars, social activists and activists of social media websites. It also denies the entry of the citizens of Islamic countries to Umra and Hajj in disagreement with the foreign policy of the Saudi authorities and arrests the pilgrims who oppose political regimes and parties in their countries.
Al Haramain Watch called on international and regional human rights institutions to immediately and urgently intervene to determine the fate of all preachers in Saudi prisons and to pressure the Saudi regime to release them immediately. The Commission said it is now the right time to involve Islamic institutions and governments in running the holy sites in Saudi Arabia after many of Saudi Arabia’s abuses against Muslims, both its citizens and citizens of Muslim countries.
Al Haramain Watch aims to ensure that Saudi Arabia manages the two holy mosques and Islamic sites in a proper manner that preserves the past and the present image of Islam. The commission will apply this aim by advising Riyadh through an Islamic advisory board, engaging Muslim countries in managing the holy rituals, and stopping the obliteration of Islamic identity in Mecca and Medina, which is carried out by Saudi Arabia through the unlimited urban expansion that destroyed many of these sites and eliminated the Islamic presence in them. The commission will also prevent the Saudi Arabia singling out the decision over the holy rituals, which may affect the safety of pilgrims and Umrah. It also aims to prevent the unconvincing closure of rituals such as visiting dignitaries or celebrities or guests of Saudi Arabia. In addition, it will monitor any violation of Saudi Arabia to any pilgrim during his visit to the holy sites. Finally, it will ensure a fair distribution of Hajj and Umrah quotas on Muslim countries without any favouritism or mediation.
The International Commission to Watch Saudi Administration of Muslim places “Al Haramain Watch” is a global organization that monitors the ways and means of Saudi Arabia’s administration of the holy sites in Mecca and Medina, especially the Haramain, including the Islamic historical sites in the Kingdom. The Commission’s work is based on an Islamic reference, and is keen on the interests of Muslims from the ocean to the Gulf and all areas of Islamic presence.