I agree. Especially Arab and Asian countries are extremely sensitive when it comes to outsiders critizising what they consider to be their internal affairs. In these countries it's of vital importance to save one's face and particularly as a foreigner one has to tread with care and uttermost diplomacy as to not insult them and provoke spite, thus making the whole action backfire terribly.
It would be more helpful to offer the gentleman asylum (which he propably wouldn't accept as he'd consider it running away) than to attack his government.
In my opinion the only thing we can do is to morally support him. Attempting to force his government's hand will be contraproductive and make his situation much worse.
(I'd be interested in seeing a picture of his father - abd el aziz translates as son of the handsome one).