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Riyadh arrests two human rights activists
The two were waiting for an appeal against prior convictions. Human rights group say the authorities want to crush the country’s human rights movement. Since the start of the month, they have rounded up 30 clerics and scholars.
21/04/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia not to increase production more than forecast
For oil consuming nations current OPEC output ought to increase by at least 11.5 million barrels a day by 2030. Riyadh says it will not go beyond what has been agreed to (from 9 to 12.5 million barrels); it denies its oil fields are over-exploited.
27/11/2012 VATICAN - SAUDI ARABIA
New centre for interfaith dialogue opens in Vienna, some ripples over Saudi sponsor
Named after Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the centre is designed to advance understanding between religions through educational reform and funding as well health campaigns in poor countries. Cardinal Tauran stressed the importance of religious freedom for everyone, everywhere. Saudis are criticised for promoting dialogue abroad and banning other religions at home. The ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople calls for a leap from dialogue to loving one another.
19/03/2010 SAUDI ARABIA
Appeal to King Abdullah to stop execution of person for "sorcery"
The man, a Lebanese, he held an advice program with "predictions" on satellite TV in his country. Arrested during a pilgrimage and condemned for practicing sorcery before millions of people.
16/10/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
For Saudi human rights association death penalty is lawful
Group spokesman criticises a report by Amnesty International, which says that capital punishment is unfairly imposed; defends rules, stressing that Sharia is the law of the land. Last year 158 people were killed this way.
03/06/2005 SAUDI ARABIA
Families of Christians arrested in Riyadh appeal to international community
The pregnant wife of one of the detainees demands her husband's release so that they can both leave the country. Speaking by phone, prisoners tell stories about every kind of torture and abuse.
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