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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-01-07 02:45 PM
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Wives of Saudi militancy suspects want public trial
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Source: Reuters

Sat Sep 1, 2007 7:51PM IST

RIYADH (Reuters) - Wives of Saudi men detained as part of a Saudi crackdown on militants fighting to topple the U.S.-allied monarchy held a protest on Saturday demanding the men be tried publicly ...

"We demand that the men are granted their right to have lawyers and that they face a public trial," said a statement handed by the group of eight women and their children to the authorities.

"A ministerial committee should be formed to investigate violations and torture inside the prisons, and our sons and husbands must be brought back to prison in Buraida."

The detainees, who have been held for periods ranging from two to five years, were removed to Riyadh in June for induction in a "correction" programme run by clerics that authorities say has led more than 700 suspects to "repent" ...

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  -Wives of Saudi militancy suspects want public trial struggle4progress  Sep-01-07 02:45 PM   #0 
  - Now THERE'S The Real Untold Story of the Iraq War  Demeter   Sep-01-07 02:48 PM   #1 
  - Of COURSE they are. It's a HOLY WAR. We're just the proxy Army for the House of Saud.  MADem   Sep-01-07 03:07 PM   #2 
     - The same House of Saud that owns a chunck of Fox News? n/t  Cobalt Violet   Sep-01-07 08:46 PM   #4 
        - They own a chunk of that? I know they're widely diversified, but that's too funny. NT  MADem   Sep-02-07 02:32 PM   #7 
  - whow. BRAVE women  rodeodance   Sep-01-07 04:07 PM   #3 
     - That's what I was thinking rodiodance!  FormerOstrich   Sep-02-07 02:47 AM   #5 
     - They are doing what they are "being told" what to do  ohio2007   Sep-02-07 12:04 PM   #6 
        - The religious police are ALLOWING this. There's a PROBLEM with those guys.  MADem   Sep-02-07 02:36 PM   #8 
           - I agree 100% but they would never allow the case to go public,live broadcast  ohio2007   Sep-02-07 02:54 PM   #9 
              - Well, who'd cover it there? Let's Hayat? OOOPs!!! They've been BANNED recently.  MADem   Sep-02-07 08:03 PM   #10 

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