09 Apr '11, 9am

Reuters: Saudi activists press release of reformers on YouTube Watch the video سعوديون غائبون Arabic

RIYADH - A GROUP of Saudi activists launched a 10-minute YouTube video protesting against the imprisonment without charge of some Saudi intellectuals which has attracted over 9,000 hits in less than 24 hours. The video, Saudis Missing, was posted late on Friday and shows interviews with a lawyer and family members of some of the prisoners who had called for reform in the absolute monarchy. Saudi Arabia does not tolerate any form of dissent. It has no elected parliament or political parties and political life is dominated by the ruling Al Saud family. 'I hope and call for their release without any conditions and for them to receive apologies for what is happening to them,' lawyer Bassim Alim said on the video. 'The way they were arrested, interrogated and imprisoned, is all in violation of the most basic regulations and this means that there is no basis for a trial or charg...

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