2013-02-11 22:17:17

Women arrested in Saudi Arabia for protesting government detention of family members


In Saudi Arabia, human rights advocates are condemning the arrest of more than two dozen women over the weekend who were protesting the government’s detention of their relatives. The protesters said the detainees are in custody without facing charges or court proceedings.


A video posted online by activists shows women and children chanting on a busy street corner as security officers pull at their signs. One sign reads in English: “People want the prison free.”


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