The group Prisoners of Conscience has revealed that the Saudi authorities have arrested two civilians more than two years ago, and held them ever since.
Both Omar Abdul Aziz al-Hamdi and Ahmed Zahir al-Muzaini were found to have been arrested in September 2017, without any legal reasons, the account said.
? الكشف عن اعتقال كل من الشابين:
منذ سبتمبر 2017 بلا سبب قانوني،
يؤكد ما نذكره دائماً أن عدد المعتقلين في حملة سبتمبر ومابعدها هو أكبر بكثير مما نُشر وعُرف، ولكن الكثير من عائلات معتقلي الرأي تواصل الصمت خشية من قمع السلطات! pic.twitter.com/K6PO2F1evd
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Al-Hamdi is a judicial lieutenant at the General Court in Medina, and was subjected to a secret trial in the specialiaed penal system, without eventually receiving any official sentence.
Ahmed al-Muzaini, a graduate student and social activist was also brought before the Specialised Criminal Court without a verdict, the account said.
During the period September 2017, hundreds of activists, preachers, singers, intellectuals, writers and media professionals were arrested.
For nearly two and a half years, Saudi authorities have been trying several detained activists, but are still postponing any real sentencing hearings.
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