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Saudi dissident assassinated in Lebanon

Saudi political dissident Manea Al-Yami was assassinated in Lebanon, the Saudi opposition National Assembly Party (NAAS) and a Lebanese security source said .

In a statement posted on Twitter, NAAS, an opposition group founded by Saudis living mostly in exile, said Yami was “assassinated in suspicious circumstances” on Saturday (09 July 2022).

It demanded a “just, clear and transparent investigation” of the killing, saying it held Saudi authorities responsible for failing to safeguard citizens seeking more freedoms abroad.

Lebanon’s internal security forces said a 42-year-old Saudi citizen had been stabbed to death by his two brothers in a family dispute on Saturday, without publishing the victim’s name.

It said that security forces had arrested the two brothers on Sunday and that they had confessed to the killing.

Source: middleeasteye

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