On July 10, the daily newspaper Arab News reported that a diabetic prisoner confined to a wheelchair lost his eyesight after being whipped in a prison in Mecca.
The prisoner reportedly had been charged with fraud and sentenced to six months in prison and 150 lashes.
His brother reported to the unlicensed nongovernmental organization (NGO) the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) that investigator Nawaf Ibrahim Duwaysh had tortured Sultan to the point that his health had deteriorated and he had become mentally ill.
His family was permitted to see him every four months.
There were no reports of police, employees, or volunteers of the CPVPV harassing women and men for being alone in the company of an unrelated person of the opposite sex, although there were arrests for such activities.
The government claimed its attacks, which began in November 2009, were within Saudi territory and intended to eliminate armed groups of Houthi rebels who had killed three border guards and wounded 15 other members of the security forces in the border region of Jebel al-Dukhan.