Saudi female protesters call for release of jailed women
February 10, 2013   By:    Child Prisoner, Female Prisoner, KSA Prisoners, Minor   3 Comments   //   2421 Views

Female activists have taken to the streets in Saudi Arabia to demand the release of women and children arrested in demonstrations against the ruling Al Saud regime.

saudi kids exhausted after their arrest at a protest in Buraydah.

 The protesters staged the rally on Saturday in the city of Buraydah, calling for the release of their relatives who are in jail on political charges.

According to the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association, more than 30 thousand dissidents have been jailed across the kingdom. Many detainees are in prisons without trial and large numbers of others have ended their jail terms, but are still in custody.

Since February 2011, protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in Saudi Arabia, mainly in the Qatif region and the town of Awamiyah in Eastern Province. They demand the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination.

However, the demonstrations have turned into protests against the Al Saud regime, especially since November 2011, when security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in the province.

The country’s officials warned in October, 2012 that they would deal “firmly” with anti-regime demonstrations. Amnesty International slammed the warning, and urged authorities to “withdraw their threat.”

According to Human Rights Watch, the Saudi regime “routinely represses expression critical of the government.”

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3 Comments to “Saudi female protesters call for release of jailed women”
  • Average Joe Bodybuil
    February 10, 2013 -

    q: where were these hypocrites when rizana nafeek was suffering in jail (now dead)?

    a: they were protesting for the "right" to drive cars!

  • Dazey
    February 10, 2013 -

    Well.. that's how it goes sometimes. 🙁 Sometimes it just takes people longer to get active. At least now they are doing it, so it would be nice to support them. I do understand the frustration, believe me! How long have we been trying to get people to see what's happening to brothers and sisters who are behind bars being mistreated? No one sheds a tear. But then they arrest Bradley Manning, they mistreat him and all are up in arms. They should be, and he deserves our support and our help — but what frustrated me was… why were they not protesting the treatment of prisoners before he was arrested? Then I tell myself, at least they are now. It's late, but at least now they are becoming active.

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    August 18, 2013 -

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