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Rights body accuses Saudi of arresting thousands without trial
HRW said that more than...
August 11, 2009 8:21 by Aarti Nagraj
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.