Concealment of prisoners of conscience.. Why does Bin Salman’s government ignore international law?

The government of Bin Salman regime deliberately forcibly disappears prisoners of conscience, in light of the government’s explicit disregard of international law that protects people from the crimes of enforced disappearance.

Among the most prominent government tools of repression in the enforced disappearance of prisoners of conscience is depriving them of contact with their families or visits to their children, as well as concealing information about their conditions of detention and their whereabouts.

In this context, the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance states that no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or the threat of war, internal political instability, or any other exceptional case, may be invoked to justify enforced disappearance.

Among the most prominent prisoners of conscience hidden in the regime’s detention centers, Dr. Muhammad Fahd Al-Qahtani, and Dr. Salman Al-Awda, the young Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan, Hassan Farhan Al-Maliki, Aida Al-Ghamdi, and many others

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