An international human rights group says Saudi officials have moved a disabled man sentenced to death for attending an anti-regime protest into solitary confinement in preparation for his execution.
The UK-based Reprieve stated that Saudi authorities have not given a reason for the transfer of partially deaf and blind Muniral-Adam, which took place on June 22.
The group said Adam's family had not been allowed to visit him, noting that the disabled man is believed to be held in a cell for 24 hours a day without outdoor exercise breaks.
Reprieve director Maya Foa said the 23-year-old steel cable worker could be executed at any moment without his family being notified.
“There’s usually no date and no location given. The system is incredibly secretive and opaque, which adds to the distress for the families of those involved,” she added.
In May, the Saudi Specialized Criminal Court upheld the death sentence for the Saudi man, who has impaired sight and now cannot hear in one ear at all as a result of being badly beaten by regime forces.