• Turki bin Abdulaziz al-Jasser died as a result of torture in Saudi custody
    Turki bin Abdulaziz al-Jasser died as a result of torture in Saudi custody

While the public opinion is still focused on the Saudi journalist who was murdered in Saudi consulate in Turkey, another Saudi dissident journalist died as a result of torture in regime custody.

Iran Press/ Middle East: "Turki bin Abdulaziz al-Jasser" a journalist and writer in Saudi Arabia has reportedly died as a result of torture while in the regime custody as the conservative oil-rich kingdom grapples with an international crisis over the murder of prominent dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Press TV reported.

"The rights group Prisoners of Conscience", which is an independent non-governmental organization seeking to promote human rights in Saudi Arabia, announced in a post on its official Twitter page that "al-Jasser" lost his life due to severe torture he was subjected to during criminal investigations at a prison.

Saudi authorities claimed that Jasser administered the Twitter account Kashkool or @calouche_ar, which disclosed rights violations committed by high-ranking officials and members of the royal family.

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Nov 07, 2018 10:53 Asia/Tehran
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