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Saudis hold anti-regime demo in eastern region of Qatif

Press TV

Saudis 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 – 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…


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