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August 19, 2012

Saudi Arabia: Activist Reema Al Joresh Detained on Eid Day

August 19, 2012

August 19, 2012



Saudi activist and Twitter user, Reema Al Joresh, was briefly arrested earlier today [August 19, 2012] when she was on her way to a mosque to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that follows Ramadan. Al Joresh is an outspoken critic of Saudi interior ministry's arbitrary detentions. Moreover, she is the wife of a prisoner who has been detained for eight years without a trial.

She was planning to give away 500 gifts that contain a letter to raise awareness about the issue of arbitrary detention in Saudi Arabia. (source: global voices blog)

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