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        8/10/2012, Av 22, 5772

      Amnesty to Saudis: Release Arrested Shi'ite Cleric


      Amnesty International called on Saudi Arabia, Thursday, to charge or release Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr, who has been detained by Saudi authorities for weeks. Acknowledging that the Saudi Interior Ministry had announced that Sheikh Nimr was arrested as an “instigator of sedition”, the organization said, in a statement, that it is not aware of any charges against the dissident.

      The statement also read, “The Saudi Arabian authorities must also end what amounts to pervasive human rights violations against members of the Shi’a community in the Eastern Province exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.”