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Saudi Wahabi’s arrests Shia citizens from Eastern Province

images_31The crackdown of Wahabi-Nasabi Saudi forces is being continued against the Shia Muslims in the Eastern province of the Saudi Kingdom to crush the pro-democracy movement against the Ala-Saud regime.  According to the Shiite News Monitoring desk,  the Wahabi-Nasabi Saudi security forces arrested Natheer al-Majid , a Shi’ite writer, from his workplace in Khobar on the Gulf coast,  Mofeed al-Faraj and Abudullah Hassan Rabee from Awwamiyah town in Qatif in the recent crackdown against the Shiite Muslims. After the arrest, security forces raided al-Majid’s home in Qatif where they confiscated his laptop plus some personal belongings but the reason of the arrest of these Shia notables are still unclear.Hundreds of Saudi Shi’ites have staged protests in the eastern province where most of them live to call for the release of prisoners held without trial and political and religious rights, according to Shi’ite activists. Shi’ites in Eastern Province have long complained of discrimination, a charge denied by the government.Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter and major U.S. ally, is an absolute Wahabi-Nasabi monarchy that tolerates no form of dissent. It has not seen the kind of mass uprisings that have rocked other autocratic Arab elites in the last few months.The protests over the past few weeks have resulted in police detentions of some demonstrators, but almost no Saudis answered a Facebook call for protests in Sunni cities in the kingdom on March 11, amid a high security presence.On Wednesday, activists in Eastern Province said the Saudi authorities released 13 Shi’ite prisoners who were detained after taking part in demonstrations last month. Many others are still in custody, they said.

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