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Expatriates Sue Saudi Arabia for Torture
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Expatriates Sue Saudi Arabia for Torture
By Quentin Webb

LONDON (Reuters) - Seven Western expatriates who say they were tortured by Saudi Arabia to confess to carrying out a bombing campaign have begun lawsuits against Saudi officials, their lawyers said Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia denies they were tortured.

The six Britons and a Canadian were freed in August last year after being jailed for a wave of bombings in 2000 and early 2001, one of which killed a British businessman.

Two of the men had confessed to the attacks and were sentenced to death by crucifixion. The Saudis blamed the attacks on Western liquor bootleggers, but the families of the men said they were probably carried out by Islamic militants.
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