Shia Cleric Arrested In Ahsa

Saudi Shia cleric Hussein al-Radhy has been arrested Monday after taking part in a demonstration protest the anti-Islam film, according to sources cited by the Qatif-based news website Rasid. Photos posted to Twitter reportedly showed Al-Radhy marching at the front of a protest rally after Friday prayers in the village of Omran in the Ahsa area of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province:

Another prominent Shia cleric from the same area, Tawfik al-Amer, is currently on trial for calling to a constitutional monarchy in Saudi Arabia.

UPDATE: AFP is now reporting the story. They talked with MOI spokesman who said he was unaware of the arrest. The cleric may have been brought in “just for questioning,” the spokesman said.

UPDATE II: Al-Radhy has been released, according to an alert posted on his website on Wednesday, September 26.

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