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Medical letter writing action: Saudi Arabia: Torture and deaths in custody

, Index number: MDE 23/001/1993

Muhammad Hassan Daoud al-Shabeeb, a student aged about 21, was arrested on 20 October 1992, apparently on suspicion of possessing Shi'a Muslim opposition material. He was reportedly tortured while in prison in al-Dammam and was transferred to the intensive care unit of al-Dammam Central hospital on 2 February 1993. AI is calling for an investigation into his current situation. Details are given of four deaths in custody in Saudi Arabia in 1992-93. They are: Muhammad bin Fahd al-Mutayr, 'Abdullah 'Abbas, Zuhair al-'Awami and Hussein Habib al-Shuwaykhat.

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