Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) held the Saudi authorities responsible for killing the preacher and prisoner of conscious Abullah Al-Hamed with medical negligence.
AOHR UK added that Al-Hamed suffered poor detention conditions and serious medical negligence at the hands of detention authorities, despite his rapidly deteriorating health conditions. The Saudi authorities did not grant him a medical release or transfer him to hospital to have a heart surgery despite the fact that he is over 70 years old.
AOHR UK stressed that the killing of Al-Hamed with medical negligence reveals risks prisoners of conscious in Saudi Arabia face, since many of them suffer from serious diseases while the authorities refuse to provide the appropriate treatment for them. Detainees are also being held in prisons which are inhumane.
The killing of Al-Hamed sheds the light on ethical and legal responsibility decision makers should enjoy, and the need for an urgent action to save the lives of many activists and human rights defenders detained in Saudi Arabia.
AOHR UK questioned the morality of having relations, security, military and economic interests with a regime that does not respect the minimum standards of international human rights which protects the right to life and the humane treatment of citizens regardless of their orientations.