In May 2022, Saudi authorities arrested media personality and businessman Mansour Al-Ruqaybah for criticizing Saudi authorities in a private session. He is currently serving a 27-year prison sentence.
Earlier last year, Sanad revealed the brutal manner in which Al-Ruqaybah was arrested. His neighborhood was entirely surrounded, and his home was raided by 30 security personnel. Mansour’s phones were confiscated, and he was taken directly to a security vehicle.
His family was gathered in one room, and even the women and children were searched and their mobile phones were taken. Some women were asked to stand facing the wall without moving. The authorities then went to Mansour Al-Ruqaybah’s private rest area, searched it haphazardly, and scattered all its contents.
The authorities did not stop at arresting Mansour Al-Ruqaybah; they also arrested his father, Sheikh Ali Al-Ruqaybah, who was released after two months.
Human rights sources confirmed that Al-Ruqaybah suffered from renal failure, disturbances in blood sugar levels, and severe depression, due to deliberate medical neglect.