OPINION No. 22/2005 (SAUDI ARABIA)
Communications addressed to the Government on 2 August 2004, 18 October 2004, 2 November 2004 and 28 January 2005.
Concerning Dr. Abdullah b. Ibrahim b. Abd El Mohsen Al-Rayyes, Dr. Said b. Mubarek b. Zair, Mr. Jaber Ahmed Abdellah al-Jalahma and Mr. Abderrahman Al-Lahem.
The State is not party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
1. (Same text as paragraph 1 of opinion No. 20/2004.)
2. The Working Group notes with appreciation the information forwarded by the Government concerned in respect of the case in question.
3. The Working Group further notes that the Government and the source have informed the Group that the above-named persons are no longer in detention: Dr. Al-Rayyes was liberated on 8 December 2004, Mr. Jaber Ahmed Abdellah al-Jalahma was liberated on 28 November 2004, both without having been charged or being presented before a judge, and Dr. Said b. Mubarek b. Zair and Mr. Abderrahman Al-Lahem were liberated on 8 August 2005 following a decree of royal amnesty that was promulgated on that date.
4. Having examined the available information, and without prejudging the arbitrary character of the detention, the Working Group decides, in accordance with paragraph 17 (a) of its revised methods of work, to file the case of Dr. Abdullah b. Ibrahim b. Abd El Mohsen Al-Rayyes, Dr. Said b. Mubarek b. Zair, Mr. Jaber Ahmed Abdellah al-Jalahma and Mr. Abderrahman Al-Lahem.
Adopted on 29 August 2005