The news of arresting ten men earlier this week, i…

The news of arresting ten men earlier this week, in what was described as a part of the efforts to crackdown on terrorism, was really disturbing. It is hard to see the link between these men, most of them are well-known academics and reform activists, and the allegations against them: funding “suspicious bodies” and “luring Saudi citizens.” As usual, the government is not releasing much information, but many speculate that the terrorism charges are a pretext and that they were arrested for their political beliefs.

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4 thoughts on “The news of arresting ten men earlier this week, i…

  1. As usual, the government is not releasing much information, but many speculate that the terrorism charges are a pretext and that they were arrested for their political beliefs.

    When you say they were “reformists” do you mean that they want to liberalize Saudi society? By liberalize I mean, say, allowing women to drive?

    Zak

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