News ID: 364953
Publish Date: 11 September 2012 - 10:50
Navideshahed: Activists and the families of political prisoners in Saudi Arabia have held a protest rally in the capital, Riyadh, to renew their calls for the release of the political detainees in the Arab kingdom.

In a gathering outside the Attorney General's office in the capital on Monday, they also demanded the release of political activists held in Saudi jails without trial.

Saudi Arabia has been under fire for its human rights record especially for the detention of many anti-government protesters since the onset of a popular uprising last year.

Rights activists say hundreds of political prisoners remain locked up in Saudi jails under harsh conditions and without access to a lawyer.

People are randomly arrested by the Saudi police just for looking suspicious, and are held behind bars for years before they are even charged.

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Source: IRIB World Service

In a gathering outside the Attorney General's office in the capital on Monday, they also demanded the release of political activists held in Saudi jails without trial. Saudi Arabia has been under fire for its human rights record especially for the detention of many anti-government protesters since the onset of a popular uprising last year. Rights activists say hundreds of political prisoners remain locked up in Saudi jails under harsh conditions and without access to a lawyer. People are randomly arrested by the Saudi police just for looking suspicious, and are held behind bars for years before they are even charged. The End Source: IRIB World Service
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