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Saudi Arabia: Fear of Torture/Possible Prisoner of Conscience: Sheikh ‘Ali bin ‘Ali al-Ghanim

, Index number: MDE 23/068/2000

Sheikh ‘Ali bin ‘Ali al-Ghanim was arrested on 11 August 2000 at the al-Haditha check point on the border between Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The exact reason for his arrest is not known, but may be related to his Shi’a religious beliefs or activities. Amnesty International fears that Sheikh al-Ghanim may be at risk of torture.

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