The Prisoners of Conscience movement, which is concerned with the affairs of political detainees in Saudi Arabia, has revealed the miserable living conditions of detainees in solitary confinement prisons in the Kingdom, especially in Dammam Prison.
“Dammam Investigation Prison has bathrooms in some cells, especially in solitary confinement, located next to the detainee’s head. Insects and foul odours spread in other cells, according to the testimonies of newly released detainees and families of some prisoners of conscience who are currently there.”
Prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia suffer from miserable living conditions inside their prison, amid local and international human rights concerns for their lives, especially for those who are elderly or sick.
These poor living conditions prompted many symbols of prisoners of conscience to declare their strike to demand improvement of these living conditions, amongst others detained human rights defender Muhammad Al-Qahtani and activist Muhammad Al-Otaibi.