RIYADH, PALESTINOW.COM— Hamas official Muhammad Al-Khodari, who is responsible for relations between the movement and Saudi Arabia, has been reportedly returned from hospital to Dhahban jail, the Twitter account Prisoners of Conscious reported.
The rights group said that Al-Khodari had been subjected to physical torture when he was first arrested.
Hamas has recently revealed that Saudi authorities arrested its representative in last April as part of a campaign targeting Palestinians in the kingdom.
The 81-year-old suffers from an “incurable disease”, the movement said, and has been a prominent ear, nose, throat (ENT) doctor. He has been living in Saudi Arabia for over 30 years and managed Hamas’ relations with the kingdom. His son has also been arrested.
“We have been silent for five months to allow diplomacy and mediation efforts, but in vain,” Hamas said.
International human rights groups has previously revealed that Saudi authorities arrested dozens of Palestinians with no charges.
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Right Monitor called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the identities of those it has detained, who have been subjected to enforced disappearance without charge.