Scores demonstrate in rare Saudi protest over political prisoners
Protests against the detention of political prisoners in Saudi Arabia led to a number of arrests.
Protests against the detention of political prisoners in Saudi Arabia led to a number of arrests on Saturday, as security forces blocked roads in the capital.
Residents of Riyadh told AP more than 100 people demonstrated against the imprisonment of thousands of Saudis without charge in recent years, many of whom are in jail on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.
Protests are rare in the Western-aligned Kingdom. Demonstrations turned into protests against the Saudi regime in November 2011, when security forces killed five protesters.
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