DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he will raise the issue of human rights during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia. Specifically, he says he’ll bring up the case of a Saudi-American doctor facing trial there who was barred from leaving the kingdom, and has allegedly been tortured.
Pompeo’s comments to reporters on Wednesday were made as he prepared to depart for a trip to the kingdom. A day earlier, the chairman and a ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Congress wrote to Pompeo. The two U.S. lawmakers urged Pompeo to raise the case of Walid Fitaihi and his family with Saudi government officials.
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)