The Saudi activist Mansoor Al-Raqiba, 39, continued to be held in Saudi jails for 13 months amid very poor detention conditions and lack of medical care.
Last March, a Saudi court increased Al-Raqiba’s 18-year prison sentence to 27 years imprisonment.
The Saudi authorities arrested Al-Raqiba in May 2022 after nearly 30 security forces raided his family house and violently took him into the police car.
During the raid, his family members were held in one room, including women and children. The security forces took away all their mobile phones and carried out a violent search campaign, causing a big mess in the house.
Al-Raqiba suffered from many health problems including kidney failure, diabetes mellitus, and depression.
The Saudi authorities had previously arrested Al-Raqiba over videos he posted on Snapchat.
Since taking office in 2015, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 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.