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Saudi Arabia: Drop Charges Against Saudi-US Doctor

Expand   Walid al-Fitaihi, with his daughter Mariam, whom Saudi authorities have placed under a travel ban since 2017.  © Private (Washington, DC) – Saudi authorities should drop politicized charges against a Saudi-American medical doctor and former host of a popular wellness show, Human Rights Watch and The Freedom Initiative said today. Dr. Walid Fitaihi, 55, is being tried on vague charges linked to his social media activity expressing outrage over the killing of peaceful protesters since the Arab Spring. A Saudi judge threw out the prosecutor’s allegations of “sympathizing with the Muslim…

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