Al-Harthi explained the situation when he appeared on a TV show on MBC channel. Before his brother was sentenced to prison, a prisoner called Issa Al-Shar’abi asked his brother to take SR 100 from his uncle to smuggle a drug called Captagon. His brother fled with the money instead of buying the pills.
Later, Al-Shar’abi got out of prison and flew out of the country and by then his brother Abdo was prisoned. Since then, Abdo suffered in the hands of Al-Shar’abi friends in jail, reported Akhbaar24 news.
The Emirate of Mecca and the Directorate of Prisons and Human Rights has already launched an investigation regarding the incident, especially after video clips of the torture appeared online earlier this month.