NHRC expresses concern at failing health of Qatari student held in Saudi
July 31 2019 11:41 PM


*Rights panel calls for Abdulaziz Saeed Abdullah's immediate release from unlawful detention

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Wednesday expressed deep concern over reports on the deteriorating health of Qatari student Abdulaziz Saeed Abdullah, who is detained without trial by Saudi authorities.
Abdullah's health has suffered as a result of torture and negligence he suffers at his solitary confinement without receiving the required medical care.
The NHRC said it received information from trusted sources that the health of the Qatari student has deteriorated drastically as a result of the hard conditions of his solitary confinement. The committee noted that the student forcedly disappeared on July 6, 2018. His detention came to the fore after Saudi authorities revealed where he was detained to the forced disappearance UN working group. 
Quoting the sources, the NHRC said the student was in solitary confinement since his detention, and is being tortured in order to force him to confess to things he didn't commit.
The NHRC condemned the arbitrary detention, saying it was in violation of all laws and international conventions, particularly Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and said that Saudi authorities should be held accountable for the life, safety, and health of Qatari student Abdulaziz Saeed Abdullah. 
The committee called on the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and the UN Human Rights Council to intervene immediately to end the violations of the rights of the Qatari citizen.

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