SAUDI ARABIA : 11 persons detained Fear of torture or ill-treatment/ incommunicado detention

MDE 23/029/2007

Further Information on UA 188/07 (MDE 23/028/2007, 19 July 2007)

Fear of torture or ill-treatment/ incommunicado detention

SAUDI ARABIA : Dr Abdullah al-Hamid (m), former professor of contemporary literature at Imam Muhammad bin Sa’ud University, Riyadh
Issa al-Hamid (m), brother of Dr Abdullah al-Hamid
Rima al-Jareesh (f)
Muhammad al-Hamli (m), husband of Rima al-Jareesh
Manal al-’Amirni (f)
Khalid al-Sa’wi (m), husband of Manal al-’Amirni
Badriya al-’Amirni (f)
’Adil al-Khaldi (m), husband of Badriya al-’Amirni
Afrah al-Fahidi (f) ]
Ashwaq al-Fahidi (f) ] sisters of Hani al-Fahidi
Hani al-Fahidi (m)

24 July 2007

All the people named above were released without charge on 22 and 23 July.

Rima al-Jareesh and most of the others were reportedly released on 22 July, while Abdullah and Issa al-Hamid were released on 23 July. Their lawyer, Matrook al-Faleh, thanked Amnesty International for all its efforts.

No further action is requested from the UA network. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.

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