Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saudi forces shoot citizens

Nimr al-Nimr, a shia cleric and dissident shot and arrested in July
Saudi police forces have used live ammunition to repress demonstrators in the city of Qatif, at the Persian Gulf. Protesters demanded the release of other Arab citizens who were arrested in previous protests (see here, here, here and here). 

The Qatif district, like neighboring Bahrain has a Shia majority which feels particularly oppressed by the Sunni Fundamentalist Fascist regime of Riyadh. Protests began in March 2011, in the wake of the Arab Spring, and have continued intermittently ever since. 

The police attack resulted in at least one arrest, that of Mohammed al-Shakhuri, who was shot in back and neck according to eyewitnesses. 

Source: Al Jazeera.

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