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Saudi accuses Palestinian, Jordanian prisoners of funding terror

March 9, 2020 at 11:20 am

The High Court Building in Qasr Al-Hukm District, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [Wikipedia]

Saudi Arabia yesterday held the first hearing for the Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners in its jails as the prosecution accused them of supporting and funding terror, Quds Press reported.

According to the news site, 68 Palestinian and Jordanian prisoners appeared in court in the presence of 45 of their family members.

The court announced the indictment against them, which, according to Quds Press, also claimed their affiliation to a “terror group”.

Hamas representative, Mohamed Al-Khodari, and his son were among those in attendance.

READ: The Palestinian detainees in Saudi Arabia

Both were arrested on 4 April 2019. Eighty-one-year-old Al-Kohdari suffers from cancer leading rights groups to call for his release on humanitarian grounds.

After a three-hour hearing, the court adjourned the sentence against them until the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

Rights groups and families revealed last year that Saudi Arabia had arrested scores of Palestinians and Jordanians.

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Right Monitor said that 60 Palestinians had been forcibly disappeared in Saudi Arabia and called for their immediate release.