Saudi public prosecutor says ‘no detainees tortured’

Deputy Attorney General Shalaan bin Rajeh Al-Shalaan. (SPA)
Updated 03 March 2019
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Saudi public prosecutor says ‘no detainees tortured’

  • Al-Shalaan: “The detainee in question, as well as all the other detainees, enjoy their full rights,” he underlined, pointing out that all Saudi jails were supervised by the PPO

RIYADH: Several detainees accused of organizing activities undermining Saudi Arabian security have been treated well in accordance with the law, according to Deputy Attorney General Shalaan bin Rajeh Al-Shalaan.
Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Friday, he strenuously denied allegations of torture, and suggested an indictment list had been prepared against the defendants, and that their case would soon be referred to a court.
Al-Shalaan stressed that media reports concerning the violation of the human rights of one of the female detainees “were false,” stating that the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Human Rights Commission and the National Society for Human Rights had all looked into the matter and found no evidence.
“The detainee in question, as well as all the other detainees, enjoy their full rights,” he underlined, pointing out that all Saudi jails were supervised by the PPO. “Women, in particular have designated spaces supervised by female guards.”
Charges against the detainees include communication and cooperation with individuals and organizations hostile to the Kingdom, and recruiting people in sensitive government entities to obtain information, as well as providing financial and moral support to hostile elements abroad.