The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) expressed its deep concern today over reports on deteriorating health of Qatari student Abdulaziz Saeed Abdullah, who is detained without trial by Saudi authorities, as a result of torture and negligence he suffers in his solitary confinement without receiving required medical care.
The NHRC said today that it received information from trusted sources that the health of Qatari stu-dent has deteriorated drastically as a result of the hard conditions of his solitary confinement. The committee noted that the student ‘forcedly disappeared’ since July 6, 2018, before Saudi authorities announced where he was detained to the ‘forced disappearance UN working group’ last May.
The committee added that the source told them the student was in solitary confinement since he was first detained and is being tortured in order to confess to things he didn’t commit.
The NHRC condemned the arbitrary detention, saying it was in violation of all laws and international conventions, particularly article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and said that Saudi authorities should be held accountable for the life, safety, and health of Qatari student Ab-dulaziz Saeed Abdullah.
The committee called on the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, and the UN Human Rights Council to intervene immediately to end the violations of the rights of the Qatari citizen.