Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) called on the Twitter administration to conduct a speedy investigation into allegations of infiltration of the account of the General Administration of Prisons in Saudi Arabia after publishing a tweet and later deleting it denying the death of the former crown prince Muhammad bin Nayef and claiming a heart attack that saw him transferred to intensive care.
AOHR stressed that the prompt publication of facts regarding allegations of infiltration is of the utmost importance as there are doubts about the story and that the tweet that was deleted is correct indicating that Mohammed bin Nayef was subjected to some harm.
AOHR added that reliable news sources confirmed the detention of many members of the ruling family without being officially confirmed in mysterious circumstances and they are denied the visits of lawyers and families , and there is a great blackout on the conditions of their detention and their health status which makes them amongst those forcibly disappeared.
AOHR pointed out that if the deleted tweet was proven false and the allegation of infiltration of the aforementioned account was false, this is the first official recognition of the detention of Muhammad bin Nayef and it raises the alarm about his health and the conditions of the remaining detainees.
AOHR stressed that the current regime led by the Saudi crown prince deals relentlessly and with unprecedented brutality against anyone who tries to express opinions that contradict the crown prince’s approach and agendas and this policy has caused the arrest of hundreds of activists and members of the ruling family in harsh conditions and systematic medical negligence that has caused the death of many detainees.
AOHR expressed its strong condemnation of the soft positions of the world’s decision-makers towards the grave violations committed by the Saudi regime against activists and intellectuals, as these positions formed a green light for the regime to continue its violations of human rights.