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February 27, 2013

Saudi women sit-in to take a stand

Protesters arrested for denouncing detention without due process.
Via @acprahr
Photo via Twitter user @acprahr.

On Tuesday, Saudi security forces in the town of Buraida arrested a group of women protesting against the long-term detention of their male relatives. The demonstrations were the most recent iteration of the ongoing Buraida sit-ins staged against the Saudi Ministry of the Interior. Previous protests saw 18 women and ten children detained and reportedly threatened with flogging.

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