The eighth anniversary of the arrest of Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Turaifi

 The eighth anniversary of the arrest of Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Turaifi

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the unjust arrest of Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Turaifi in April 2016, based on tweets from his account on platform [x] where he demanded the restoration of rights and the alleviation of injustice against people.

The arrest of Dr. Al-Turaifi represents a severe violation of basic human rights, as the tweets in which he expressed his opinions do not constitute any crime justifying his arrest. He has also suffered multiple health setbacks due to deliberate medical neglect in prison, and he has been denied family visits, contravening the most basic human rights. Despite eight years since his arrest, he has not yet been brought to trial.

The eight-year detention of Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Turaifi without just cause is a stain on the Saudi authorities and confirms the oppressive practices that show disregard for human rights and an intent to suppress any dissenting voice. The human rights violations experienced by Dr. Al-Turaifi are not an isolated incident but are part of a recurring pattern of abuses by the Saudi authorities against dissidents and activists.

SANAD Organisation for Human Rights demands that the Saudi authorities immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Turaifi, ensure his safety, and provide him with the necessary medical care.

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