Thursday, November 29, 2012

Saudi repression

"Some 15 Saudi Arabian men detained on Tuesday must be released unless they are charged with a recognizable criminal offence, Amnesty International said following their arrest during a peaceful protest at the continued detention and ill-treatment of relatives.  Police arrested the men outside the offices of the Human Rights Commission in the capital Riyadh.  According to eyewitness accounts, 22 women and eight children were also detained for taking part in the protest. They were later released."