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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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