Last Campaign Harmed by the shortage of due process and torture allegations
Saudi authorities issued new orders to arrest 298 government employees on corruption charges which were raised by Human Rights Watch. However, it was expected that Saudi authorities will reveal evidence for their crime and give them the rights to exercise judicial prosecutions. In November 2017, the Saudi government had arrested several businessmen, royal members, and officials for three months and also did not let them practice any legal process. The son of late King Abdullah named Turki Bin Abdullah also remained in detention during that period without any charges.
Human Rights Watch said Saudi authorities can’t prevent people from an adequate defense process after allegations of corruption and must bring fundamental reforms in the judiciary system of the country. Saudi official news agency announced about recent arrests and updated about the investigation against state employees that further led to the detention of 298 officials. Health officials, retired and current military officers, security officials, and judges are also included in these detained people who are alleged to execute the corruption of around $101 million.
During the last round of corruption arrest, Saudi Government not only openly outraged the legal rights of all detainees but also forced them to hand over all asset details if they want to release and many captives agreed to this term. Saudi authorities were also alleged to use physical torture to take assets of detainees and thus, this whole operation was concluded with $107 recovery in the form of cash, real estate, and other assets. Human Rights Watch also informed that the detainees were monitored tightly even after release and compelled to join their old positions and companies.
International Human Rights provides all legal rights to detainees until allegations would not be proved but Saudi authorities violated all of the basic rules and punished captives without any judicial policy and diligent investigations against corruption charges. Saudi Government did not reveal any additional information about the judicial prosecution of these arrested people Including Turki Bin Abdullah.