Saudi-Arabia: In continuation of the Suppressive Policies against the Peaceful Demonstrations, the Authorities Suppress Demonstrations that Condemns the Movie that Ridicule the Prophet and the Arrest of the Participants
Cairo September 17, 2012
ANHRI condemns the arrest of the Saudi authorities to a large number of protesters on Friday September 14, 2012 due to their protest against the movie that ridicule the prophet “Muhammad” “peace be upon him”.
Saudi Arabia witnessed on Friday number of demonstrations to condemn the movie that ridicule the Prophet “Peace be Upon Him”, in the Friday of “defending the prophet”. In which tens of the demonstrators assembled in front of “Macdonals” in the intersection of the street “Osman” with “King Abdullah” street in the area of “Bridah”. In addition the protest marsh using cars took place in the city of “El-Gouf”, in which the protesters raised the slogans to defend the “Prophet”, there were no security forces at the beginning but with the flow of the demonstrators, the emergency forces started to surround the marsh and arrested some of them.
A lot of the Arab countries witnessed on last Friday huge demonstrations to condemn the move that ridicules the prophet “Peace be Upon Him”. But Saudi-Arabia had a different opinion as it continues its suppressive policy against peaceful demonstrations and arrested some of the demonstrators before the beginning of the demonstrations.
Saudi-Arabia witnessed a wave of demonstrations during the last period to condemn the arbitrary arrests in the country. Moreover, the Saudi regime did not present the detainees before the courts and the policy of the regime is to suppress the demonstrations and arrest who participate in it, which had happened actually in the demonstrations to condemn the movie.
ANHRI said that “the Saudi regime became afraid of the word demonstrations whatever the aim. The regime suppresses any peaceful demonstration before it starts and with the same failed security method of firing tear-gas bombs, rubber bullets and the arrest of the demonstrators. In addition to, the regime legally prosecute the activists and the human rights advocates by false charges in an attempt to infanticide the people movement in the country. It could appear clearly in the eastern region in which a lot of protests are taking place since nearly a year and half”.
ANHRI calls for the immediate release of all the protesters in the Saudi prisoners. In particularly, they did not appear before the courts until although they were not arrested since years.
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