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Saudi human rights group banned from visiting Gitmo prisoners

[JURIST] The Saudi National Organization for Human Rights, the only human rights watchdog in Saudi Arabia [JURIST news archive], said Tuesday it has been banned from visiting Saudi prisoners in the US terror detention camp at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed, head of the group, said the US ambassador in Riyadh [official website] would not allow the group to travel to meet prisoners and inspect the conditions of their detention. The group had hoped to visit the detainees, investigate allegations of rights violations, including physical and psychological torture [Center for Constitutional Rights backgrounder] and ensure that the estimated 121 Saudi prisoners were afforded rights stipulated by treaty. UPI has more.

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