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Saudi Arabia: Jailed for Hosting Discussion Group

Email Saudi authorities arrested a prominent human rights lawyer and activist on October 2, 2013, for hosting a weekly discussion group for reformists. Saudi authorities should immediately release the lawyer, Waleed Abu al-Khair, and drop all charges against him as the arrest clearly violates his right to peaceful association and free expression. Local activists say it is the third set of charges he faces for peacefully advocating reform. (Beirut) – Saudi authorities arrested a prominent human rights lawyer and activist on October 2, 2013, for hosting a weekly discussion group for reformists.…

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