Saudi Dissidents Jailed

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Various news sources (Al Jazeera, Arabic News, CBS News, Index on Censorship) report that Matrouk al-Faleh, Abdullah al-Hamid, and Ali al-Domeini, on whom I have relayed reports earlier (1, 2), have been sentenced to jail terms for talking to foreign media, promoting a constitutional monarchy, defaming officials, criticizing the kingdom’s educational system, and challenging the independence of the judiciary, and that their actions “gave a chance to the nation’s enemies to harm it.”

Anyone who wishes to help such brave men by writing cordial and respectful letters to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia can write to them at: or at Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 601 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20037.

One Response to “Saudi Dissidents Jailed”

  1. The lesser of two unjust…evils

    As I’ve read on the wires and through Tom Palmer’s blog, Saudi Arabia has jailed three semi-prominent dissidents: Matrouk al-Faleh, Abdullah al-Hamid, and Ali al-Domeini, for allegedly “trying to sow dissent and challenge the royal family.” This desp…