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Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia jails lawyer in ongoing crackdown on dissent 16 April 2014 Saudi Arabia must immediately release prominent human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha’ir prison without an explanation, said Amnesty International.Waleed Abu al-Khair was detained in connection with his human rights work. He is now facing charges almost identical ones he was convicted of by another criminal court back in October 2013.“Authorities in Saudi Arabia are clearly…

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