- If ‘annoyance’ is an imprisonable offense in Saudi Arabia, then scores of government officials should be behind bars, not least because of this frivolous prosecution of a man who is making a serious contribution to defending the rights of fellow Saudis. If anyone has reason to be truly annoyed, it’s al-Shammari for being locked up on a frivolous charge.
- Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch
(New York) – Prosecutors should immediately drop charges against Shaikh Mikhlif bin Dahham al-Shammari, a human rights activist, and release him, Human Rights Watch said today.
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