Syrian Scholar Sheikh Saleh Al Shami Detained in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi security forces arrested the Syrian sheikh, Saleh al-Shami, as part of a large-scale arrest campaign targeting Syrians residing in the Kingdom.

The 88-year-old Sheikh Saleh Al-Shami was detained along with his son earlier this year and taken to an unknown detention center. Since his detention, he was denied any contact with his family or lawyer.

Several Syrians residing in Saudi Arabia were also detained for unknown reasons.

Sheikh Saleh Al-Shami, from Douma town in Damascus, has been residing in the Kingdom for 43 years, during which he taught Sharia sciences in the scientific institutes of the Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, and he worked there as a teacher until 1998.

Despite his old age and difficult health condition, Sheikh Saleh Al-Shami is continued to be forcibly disappeared since his detention.

Together for Justice calls on the international community to take serious action against the growing human rights violations being reported in Saudi prisons and to intervene to disclose the fate of Sheikh Saleh Al Shami and all those forcibly disappeared in the Kingdom.

Together for Justice further calls on the free people and human rights activists to raise the voice of those silenced in Saudi jails.

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