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Rights body accuses Saudi of arresting thousands without trial

Rights body accuses Saudi of arresting thousands without trial

HRW said that more than...

August 11, 2009 8:21 by

US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Saudi Arabia of detaining thousands of people as part of its anti-terrorism drive without charging them. HRW said that more than 9,000 people have been held in the kingdom’s prisons since Al Qaeda launched a campaign in 2003, of whom probably between 2,000 and 4,000 are still detained.

“Saudi Arabia’s response to terrorism for years has been to lock up thousands of suspects and throw away the key,” the body said.

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  1. aboulnab on August 12, 2009 8:47 am

    true the reaction of the kingdom might seem harch, but there is no denying the effectiveness on the response. terrorism attacks stopped completely, and the stability and safety of the area has been preserved.
    the authorities have my vote of confidence with high flying honors.

  2. sleepless in Sharjah on August 12, 2009 1:06 pm

    and how about the response of the US and Britain to uncharged terror suspects and their secret renditions that we barely hear of!


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