Saudi Arabia arrests key activist in human rights crackdown

Source: The Guardian

Mohammed al-Bajadi held along with women who campaigned for right to drive


Prince Mohammed bin Salman
 Prince Mohammed bin Salman: the arrests may be a warning that Saudi leadership is in charge of the country’s social revolution. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on human rights activists has continued with the arrest of its most prominent human rights campaigner, Mohammed al-Bajadi, Amnesty International has said.

Four recently arrested activists have now been released, but up to seven others remain in detention and may face extended jail sentences.

The arrest of Bajadi on Friday is a serious blow since he is a founding member of the banned Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association, which has accused the security forces of abuses.

In 2012, Bajadi went on hunger strike for five weeks over his imprisonment the previous year for attending a protest in the capital, Riyadh, held by families of arbitrarily detained prisoners. He was later sentenced to five years in prison for “insurrection”, and released in 2015.

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5 replies

  1. Will Saudi Arabia control by the extremist wahhabi who do not obey Human Right and wonen’s Right?

    If yes, very disappointed and back to the time of Prophet Muhammad pbuh.

    Does Ahmadiyyah support Saudi Arabia come back to the time of Prophet Muhammad pbuh 1430 years ago? Follow the sunnah as Proohet did?

    All love ❤️
    I wish you a blessed and peaceful Ramadhan

    • Did you ever see / hear / read that Ahmadiyya Jama’at supports Saudi Arabian policies? Did you read our Khalifa’s advice / letter to the Saudi King? One-track-mind-Somi.

    • My my wuestion too Rafiq
      I think someone made him silent who hate a reformer.
      Do you hate him? Rafiq
      All love ❤️
      I wish you all a blessed and Happy Ramadhan

      • Love for All Hatred for None. No, I do not hate MBS, I just thought lots of people expect too much and the wrong things from him.

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