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Saudi political prisoners
Scores of Saudis took the streets of Buraydah on Tuesday despite a regime ban on public gatherings to express solidarity with political prisoners.
They also called for the immediate release of the 23-year-old political activist, Hood al-Aqil, who was arrested in March after Saudi forces raided his house in the city.
Activists say there are over 40,000 political prisoners, mostly prisoners of conscience, in jails across the kingdom.
According to the activists, most of the detained political thinkers are being held by Al Saud regime without trial or legitimate charges and that they were arrested for merely looking suspicious.
Originally posted by DarknStormy
reply to post by woodwardjnr
It's just the hypocracy which tells us we shouldn't be meddling in the internal affairs of Syria. Everything Assad has been blamed for I'm sure a country somewhere else in the immediate region is guilty of.
Syria responded to months of peaceful protests with brutal force involving indiscriminate air and artillery assaults on residential areas and apparent targeting of civilians, and torture, which constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, pushing the political confrontation into an internal armed conflict. The opposition is increasingly conducting offensive operations. Some opposition forces have carried out serious abuses like kidnapping, torture, and what appear to be extrajudicial executions. The spread and intensification of fighting have led to a dire humanitarian situation with hundreds of thousands internally displaced or seeking refuge in neighboring countries.
he air strikes Human Rights Watch documented killed at least 152 civilians. According to a network of local Syrian activists, air strikes have killed more than 4,300 civilians across Syria since July 2012.
Another classified document, dated April 13, contains an order from Maj. Gen. Ali Mamlouk, head of the Syrian Intelligence Agency, to Col. Hafez Makhlouf, the cousin of President Bashar al-Assad, to head to Homs for the purpose of moving a batch of land-to-land missiles, to be used against the civilian neighborhoods protesting against Assad’s regime.