By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Human Rights Watch said that the Saudi government banned a crusading defense attorney from traveling abroad to receive an award for his work.
The New York-based group said that Abdul-Rahman al-Lahem was set to be honored Wednesday with the 2008 Human Rights Defenders Award for his fight for the rights of Saudi citizens against arbitrary and unjust rulings.
Al-Lahem has described the award as an honor to all Saudi human right activists.
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