Prince Bandar ibn Saud
Saudi Ambassador to the U.S.
Washington, D.C

Dear Mr. Ambassador

I represent Jamaat al-Muslimeen International, an organization based in U.S.A. which monitors the violations of the human rights of Islamic prisoners of conscience.

According to reliable sources, Hassan al-Sarehi is being held in Saudi Arabia's ar-Ruweis concentration camp outside Jeddah. He has been subjected to prolonged torture, sleep deprivation and humiliations of various kinds.

This is very distressing news for Muslims because Hassan was one of the heroes of the Afghan Jihad against the Soviet occupation forces in Afghanistan. In 1987 he gained fame for the defeat his forces inflicted on the Soviet army at the battle of Jaaji.

For such a man, who put his life on the frontline to liberate Afghanistan, to be imprisoned and tortured in a Saudi prison in indeed shocking.

As you know, Mr. Ambassador, detention without trial and torture are violations of international law.

Our organization urges you to give Hassan a fair trial, with due process of law. For long now he has neither been brough to trial, nor has any evidence been brought against him. In the circumstances, the humane thing to do would be to release him to his family.


Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
International Ameer
Jamaat al-Muslimeen

2000-09-25 Mon 12:04ct