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Saudi Arabia: Appeal for human rights defenders facing up to 11 years in jail

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Appeal for human rights defenders facing up to 11 years in jail 28 May 2013 Today’s court appeal by two members of a prominent Saudi Arabian human rights organization is a bid for justice amid a broader crackdown on activism in the Gulf kingdom, said Amnesty International. On 9 March the Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced Mohammad al-Qahtani and Dr Abdullah al-Hamid to 10 and 11 years’ imprisonment, respectively. The conviction related to their role as co-founders of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Organization (ACPRA), for which they faced charges…

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