Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saudis could be jailed for 10 years for questioning integrity of king

I received this from Amnesty International:

"Recently, Amnesty International obtained the secret draft of a proposed anti-terrorism law in Saudi Arabia. We were stunned by its contents.

We had no choice but to alert you, our supporters, of its draconian nature.

Last Friday, we posted our analysis of this law to our international website, as well as the law itself in English and Arabic. By Saturday, that website had been blocked all across Saudi Arabia.

It seems Saudi authorities didn't want you to know that a person could be jailed for a minimum of 10 years for "questioning the integrity" of the king. They didn't want you to find out about all those peaceful activists who could be held in detention indefinitely under the vague definition of "terrorist crimes".

The Saudi Arabian government may not want you to know these awful truths, but we do!"

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