Monday, February 05, 2007

Dissidents, sorry I meant terrorists, arrested.

'Ten men arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of funding terrorism include known political activists detained in the past over calls for reform in the absolute monarchy, a lawyer said yesterday.

The Interior Ministry said on Saturday it had arrested 10 people, including a foreign resident, for collecting donations and giving them to “suspicious elements”.

It said the arrests were part of police operations against “funding terrorism”.

Bassem Alem, a lawyer representing some of the men, said they were reformers who had recently been warned by the Interior Ministry, overseen by hawkish Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, to halt their meetings and petitions.'

Tony Blair is expected to lead the prosecution, by explaining that the Saudi Junta have 'their culture, their way of life.'


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