Saudi Arabia frees 13 Shi'ites held for protesting

By REUTERS
April 13, 2011 18:21

RIYADH - Saudi authorities have freed 13 Shi'ite activists detained for taking part in demonstrations calling for the release of jailed relatives in the oil-producing east, activists said on Wednesday.

"They released 13 people. They have been releasing people every week since the protests," said Ibrahim al-Mugaiteeb, head of the independent Human Rights First Society.


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