Rights group: Saudi Arabia arrests 100 Shi'ite protesters

March 23, 2011 11:21

RIYADH - Saudi authorities arrested 100 Shi'ite protesters during demonstrations in the east of the country last week, a Saudi human rights group said on Wednesday.

Hundreds attended protests in and around the region's main Shi'ite centre, Qatif, calling for the release of prisoners and withdrawal of Saudi forces from Bahrain.

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