Interior Ministry Manipulates Judiciary, Saudi Activists On Trial Say

Online news site Sabq continues to provide extended coverage for the trial of Saudi activists Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamed. The last hearing session was held earlier today in a court in Riyadh. The government accuses them of a series of charges including breaking allegiance to the ruler, questioning the integrity of officials and founding an unlicensed human rights organization. In this hearing, al-Qahtani and al-Hamed continued to defend themselves against what they described as “the oppression of the Interior Ministry.” The judge is expected to rule in the case in two weeks.