The Saudi political prisoner Abdullah Yahya Al-Ghazwi has continued to be held for four years in arbitrary detention.
The Saudi authorities arrested Al-Ghazwi in late May 2019 without a warrant, after raiding his family’s house in Al-Qatif, on freedom of expression charges.
In prison, Al-Ghazwi suffers from harsh detention conditions where he is denied family contact or legal representation in flagrant violation of his basic rights.
The Saudi authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Al-Ghazwi, guarantee his legal and human rights, and abide by international human rights standards.
The Saudi authorities have regularly launched large-scale arrest campaigns against academics, activists, and preachers over freedom of speech charges.
In the wake of leaked accounts of torture and mistreatment, Saudi Arabia imposes a complete blackout on the detention conditions of many detainees.