The death of Sheikh Mutlaq bin Naghimesh al-Daweesh whilst held in a Saudi Arabian prison has been announced by a local human rights group.
The circumstances of the al-Daweesh’s death, which occurred yesterday, 1 February, are unclear.
The same group that announced his passing has reported via social media that “they have not yet been able to establish the cause of death.”
Al-Daweesh was imprisoned in November 2019, and remained in detention until his death.
He was previously arrested in 2018 for expressing opinions about Saudi society, though was held for only a short period before his release.
International human rights organisations continue to criticise the blatant politicisation of the judiciary in the Kingdom, and the plight of prisoners in the country.
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK), has highlighted the numerous legal abuses that critics and dissenters have suffered in the country over the last period.
Since the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Saudi prison authorities have been accused by a number of prisoner solidarity groups of failing to provide even minimal health and safety measures for detainees.
Saudi authorities have yet to release details of al-Daweesh’s death.