Tortured Saudi Shia Man Liad To Eternal Rest  

d8535881-489b-4bb2-818f-4f33405331c4KABUL: (MEP) A funeral ceremony has been held by local people in Saudi Arabia for a young Shia Muslim Makki al-Aridh, who was killed under Kingdom’s torture about two months before.     

The funeral on Wednesday for Aridh was held Awamiyah city in the Qatif region of Eastern Province, according to local media.

During the ceremony, people also condemned Riyadh’s oppressive policies against the country’s Shia minority.

The Saudi authorities handed over Aridh’s body to his family with signs of severe and stark torture on it.

The 25-year-old went missing about few months ago after going out in his car looking for a job but never came back. Two days later, his family went to the police station to ask about the fate of their son but were shocked at the news of his death.

Police said they had detained Aridh at a security checkpoint in Qatif two days earlier, and transferred him to the police station in Awamiyah on charges of taking photographs of the checkpoint, adding that he died of fright due to a psychosocial illness.

However, his family strongly rejected the charges and confirmed that their son had no physical or mental disorder, and that his health was excellent prior to his abduction. They also said in a statement that Aridh “was killed under torture while being held in custody,” and called for “an urgent, equitable investigation to” hold those responsible for the death to account.

 

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