Abdullah, son of the Saudi preacher Salman al-Awda, said, “The end of the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar raises the question: When will the Saudi government release citizens who found themselves in the midst of the conflict and are imprisoned?”
And in a joint article with Abdul Rahman Amor, a commentator, academic and former member of Bernie Sanders’s team for the presidency, which was published in the British newspaper, The Guardian, under the title, “The Saudi blockade on Qatar has ended, but my father is still in prison because he opposed it.”
“Whether reconciliation between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and Egypt on the one hand and Qatar on the other hand stimulates true harmony or expresses goodwill, we are waiting to see this. At least, the Saudi government can complete its positive diplomatic effort with real reforms that reflect an effort to reconcile with its people,” the authors said. This is precisely the abolition of the policies adopted by Mohammed bin Salman that led to the imprisonment of many prisoners of conscience, including feminist activists, legal scholars, jurisprudence, academics, and journalists.
Source: “The Guardian”