This week marks one year since Saudi authorities detained Dr Muhammad Saleh Al-Khodari, Hamas' official representative in the Kingdom. The eighty-one-year-old was arrested shortly after undergoing sensitive surgery.
Al-Khodari, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist), has lived in Saudi Arabia for almost 30 years and was detained on 4 April 2019 with his 49-year-old son Hani and more than 60 other Palestinians.
Rights groups revealed that Al-Khodari is suffering from serious illnesses and stated that the prisoners have been exposed to harsh treatment and torture inside the Saudi jails.
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The rights groups called for the kingdom either to release them immediately or disclose the reasons for their detention.
In early March, Saudi held a court hearing for the Palestinians it had detained accusing them of supporting and funding terror.
After the three-hour session, the court adjourned sentencing until the start of the holy month of Ramadan.