Saudi activist sentenced to lashes and prison: rights group
RIYADH Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:29am EST
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah [without his Viagra] meets visitors in Riyadh November 28, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Saudi Press Agency/Handout
Omar al-Saeed is the fourth member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) to be jailed this year after the group issued statements attacking the ruling family over its human rights record and calling for democracy.
Saeed did not have legal representation at the secret hearing when he was sentenced, ACPRA said in a statement on its website.
“It’s just another troubling instance of Saudi authorities’ absolute refusal to countenance any activism or criticism of Saudi policies or human rights abuses,”…
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