Amnesty Wants Held Protesters Freed

Amnesty International urged the Saudi government to release or charge about 15 men held after they protested Tuesday outside the Human Right Commission in Riyadh to call for the release of their detained relatives.

“The Saudi Arabian authorities must release all those detained on Tuesday’s protest or charge them with recognizable criminal offenses if there are legitimate reasons for doing so,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty’s director for the Middle East and North Africa in a statement.