Feb 7 2012
It’s only fair, Saudi Arabia was home to 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers. Compared to prisons in the Kingdom, Guantanano Bay is as like a 5-start resort. Check out the photos and video from Gitmo after the Saudi video.
In Saudi Arabia, many prisoners have access to mobile phones via the black market. Some use them to film their experiences. The latest video to surface from Saudi Arabia was filmed in Braiman prison, in the city of Jeddah. It shows men sitting or sleeping on thin mats over nearly every inch of a hallway. The situation is the samethroughout the prison, according to a source who has visited the facility.
The National Society for Human Rights, a government-sanctioned organisation, has repeatedlysaid that most prisons in the country are overcrowded, mainly due to the lengthy confinement of prisoners awaiting trial. Human Rights Watch, meanwhile, has pointed to reports of inhumane conditions in Saudi prisons, including a case in which five Ethiopian detainees allegedly suffocated to death last August due to overcrowding.