Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"The Saudi domestic intelligence forces arrested two of the country's most prominent reformers, casting doubt on the government's promises of reform, Human Rights Watch said today. Dr. Abdullah al-Hamid, a lawyer, and his brother 'Isa al-Hamid, were arrested on July 19, 2007, as were a group of five women who had been peacefully demonstrating for the speedy trial of their relatives, one of them a client of al-Hamid."