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Saudi Arabia: Trial of Riyadh protester ‘utterly unwarranted’

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Trial of Riyadh protester ‘utterly unwarranted’ 22 February 2012 The trial before a state security court of a Saudi Arabian school teacher arrested nearly a year ago after he arrived to demonstrate on the “Day of Rage” in Riyadh is an affront to his basic rights, Amnesty International said today. Khaled al-Johani stood trial today before the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, a tribunal set up in 2008 to try detainees held on terrorism-related charges. The court adjourned his case until early April. “Khaled al-Johani shouldn’t be standing trial in…

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