Saudi Arabia: Further information on Fear of Torture/Possible Prisoner of Conscience: Sheikh Ali bin Ali al-Ghanim
Sheikh Ali bin Ali al-Ghanim was arrested on 11 August 2000. The exact reason for his arrest is not clear, but may be related to his Shi'a religious beliefs or activities. he has been asked to write a detailed report about countries he had visited and suspected political opponents he may have known. Amnesty International fears that Sheikh al-Ghanim may be at risk of torture.