According to a report by a human rights group in Riyad, Saudi security forces kidnapped a young Yemeni man in the kingdom’s capital, killed him with acid, and buried him at night.
In a series of criminal acts against the Yemenis inside Saudi Arabia, Saudi security forces kidnapped a young Yemeni man in Riyad, burned him with acid to his death, and buried him at night without notifying his family.
The human rights organization “Human” reported this week that the Yemeni citizen who was killed by the Saudi intelligence service, was named Ali Atef Hezban Al-Ali, who was “heinously” killed in Riyad.
Following the Saudi’s crime, many people on social media as well as several human rights organizations condemned the kingdom and demanded the immediate punishment of the perpetrators. The hashtags “Khashoggi-Yemen”, “We are all with Ali Al-Ali”, and “Death to the House of Saud” trended in most Arab countries.
The “Human” also emphasized that according to the documents submitted by the family of this 24-year-old youth, he was kidnapped near his workplace and was strangled after severe torture and beating.
The evidence also shows that Al-Ali had received a threatening message from the Saudi security forces through WhatsApp before he was kidnapped. This message was sent on September 9, 2022 this year.
This human rights organization emphasized that the Saudi security forces tried to hide the crime by burning his body with acid and burying it at night without legal measures.
Killing with acid, a trend among Saudi forces
Saudi officials have a long history of arbitrarily killing opponents to the kingdom. But this way of brutal killing is a reminder of what happened on October 2, 2018 when Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi columnist for Middle East Eye and the Washington Post, and a general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel, was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by agents of the Saudi government, allegedly at the behest of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi officials have a long history of arbitrarily killing innocent citizens; The most famous person who was killed on the orders of Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, was Jamal Khashoggi, a critical Saudi journalist.
Some of Al-Ali’s relatives also explained to the Human that the Saudi authorities have threatened them that they will be imprisoned if they ask for an autopsy or receive a security report.
According to the statement of the Human group, “what happened to al-Ali by the security forces is a horrible crime that shows the brutal behavior of the Saudi regime and the violation of all international laws. This is not the first crime that Saudi officials have committed against immigrants from Yemen, but it must be the last one.”
“We will continue to collect evidence and complete information about this crime and will publish a full report about it in the future,” the group also noted.
The Human also called on all international institutions related to human rights to conduct extensive investigations regarding the crime and other crimes of the kingdom and to punish the perpetrators in accordance with international laws and covenants.