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Saudi Arabia: Lengthy sentences for reformists a worrying development

Headline Title:  Long sentences for Saudi reformists a worrying development 23 November 2011 Lengthy prison sentences given to 16 men, among them prominent advocates of reform who had tried to set up a human rights association in Saudi Arabia, are a worrying development, Amnesty International said today.According to reports, prison sentences handed out by the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh on Tuesday ranged from five to 30 years. The men were convicted of charges including forming a secret organization, attempting to seize power, incitement against the King, financing terrorism,…

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