Human Rights Defender Abdullah Al Sayel Forcibly Disappeared for More than Two Years

Together for Justice calls on the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to open an investigation into the enforced disappearance of the Saudi blogger and human rights defender Abdullah Ibrahim Al Sayel since his arrest by Saudi security forces in September 2019.

Al Sayel was arrested after Saudi security forces violently stormed his family house in Mahayel Asir, over his social media activism and continuous defence of political prisoners.

Held in Abha prison, Al Sayel was denied family and attorney visits. He was still not brought before the court till the moment of writing.

Prior to his arrest, Al Sayel was studying at King Khalid University. He was detained over charges linked to his activity on Twitter and his support of prisoners of conscience.

His fate remains unknown since the arrest, amid growing concerns over his safety.

We, in Together for Justice, call on the Saudi authorities to immediately release Abdullah Al Sayel and all forcibly disappeared persons, as we hold the Saudi regime fully responsible for his safety.

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