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Saudis hold anti-regime demo in Qatif

e8d098c18e7cf6152adfc0a3beb1d979_LSaudis have held an anti-regime demonstration in the eastern region of Qatif to express solidarity with political prisoners and those arrested in earlier protests against the ruling Al Saud regime.

On Thursday, the demonstrators called on Saudi authorities to release jailed opposition activists and prisoners of conscience including prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, who has long been held in custody without trial.
The Saudi protesters denounced the regime’s deadly crackdown on rallies and chanted slogans against Al Saud family.
The protest comes a day after massive funeral processions were held in the town of Awamiyah and the Qatif region for two activists killed by regime forces
More than 40,000 political prisoners, mostly prisoners of conscience, are in jails across Saudi Arabia.
According to the activists, most of the detained political thinkers are being held by the government without trial or legitimate charges and have been arrested for merely looking suspicious.

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