Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue109 2018

Last update19:14 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Issues > Activites
Saudi Activists Plan Hunger Strike
Saudi Activists Plan Hunger Strike
The legal defense teams of 12 Saudi activists jailed without charge have announced plans to observe a hunger strike later this week. In the first ever public protest of this kind, organizers called for a 48-hour hunger strike on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7. In addition to advocating for their clients, the organizers express solidarity and sympathy to all political prisoners currently detained in Saudi jails, and demand “either to set the detainees free or instantly grant them fai
Tuesday, November 4,2008 05:25
pomed.org

The legal defense teams of 12 Saudi activists jailed without charge have announced plans to observe a hunger strike later this week. In the first ever public protest of this kind, organizers called for a 48-hour hunger strike on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7. In addition to advocating for their clients, the organizers express solidarity and sympathy to all political prisoners currently detained in Saudi jails, and demand “either to set the detainees free or instantly grant them fair and public trials.”

The official announcement, along with the names of the jailed activists and those who have signed on to the protest, as well as the Saudi criminal procedure laws being violated, can be found on the event’s Facebook groups page and the Google groups page.

CNN’s Middle East blog has some commentary, as does Ahmed Al-Omran at Saudi Jeans.


Posted in Activites , Human Rights  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Saudi Arabia’s “Soft” Counterterrorism Strategy: Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Aftercare
Let’s not talk about Saudi Arabia
Al-Jazeera and Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: Free Fouad Update
Remarks With Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal
Mr. Akef Barred From Traveling To Saudi Arabia To Perform Umra.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Middle East: With friends like these
Saudi Arabia: New Video Confirms Torture in Prison
Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East: The Case of Saudi Arabia