Saudi Arabia jails human rights activists

This video is called UN Human Rights office – on death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Cairo demo demands lawyer’s release

Wednesday 25 April 2012

by Our Foreign Desk

Hundreds of Egyptians protested outside the Saudi embassy on Tuesday to demand the release of an Egyptian human rights lawyer detained in Saudi Arabia for allegedly insulting the Western-backed kingdom’s absolute monarch.

Protesters demanding freedom for Ahmed el-Gezawi chanted “Down, down with Al-Saud,” referring to the Saudi royal family, and “Screw you, your majesty,” in reference to King Abdullah, the Saudi monarch.

The demonstrators called for the expulsion of the Saudi ambassador in Cairo and some raised their shoes alongside a picture of the king, a sign of deep contempt in the Arab world.

The detention of Mr Gezawi has revived long-standing resentment over the treatment of Egyptians working in oil-rich Saudi Arabia, a destination for more than a million Egyptians seeking better jobs.

At the protest a woman cloaked in a black abaya, a long garment worn by many devout Muslim women in Egypt, held a picture of her son and said that he has been detained for two years in a Saudi prison.

See also here.

Apr 30, 2012 (IPS) – While athletes around the world enter their final stages of training for the 30th Olympic Games in London this July, Saudi Arabia stands alone as the only country who has banned females from participating: here.

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