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New anti-terror law used to imprison Saudi Arabian human rights activist

Headline Title:  New anti-terror law used to imprison Saudi Arabian human rights activist 07 July 2014 The sentencing of a prominent Saudi Arabian lawyer and human rights defender to 15 years in prison has dealt a fresh blow to peaceful activism and freedom of expression in the Kingdom, said Amnesty International.The Specialized Criminal Court in Jeddah convicted Waleed Abu al-Khair of a string of “offences” including “inciting international organizations against the government” and “breaking allegiance to the ruler” among others. He will also be subject to a 15-year travel ban after…

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