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Saudi protesters hold anti-regime demo in Tarout Island
Saudi police stand guard in front of demonstrators in the Qatif region of the Eastern Province. (File photo)
Saudi police stand guard in front of demonstrators in the Qatif region of the Eastern Province. (File photo)
Mon Aug 6, 2012 7:15AM
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Protesters have held a demonstration against the repressive regime of Al Saud in Tarout Island of Saudi Arabia.


The demonstrators on Sunday condemned the recent killing of a teenager by the Saudi police.

On August 3, Saudi security forces killed 18-year-old Hussain Yousef al-Qallaf in the Qatif region of oil-rich Eastern Province.

The protesters in Tarout also expressed solidarity with prominent detained Shia cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr, who was attacked, injured and arrested by the security forces of the Al Saud regime while driving from a farm to his house in Qatif on July 8.

Since February 2011, protesters have held demonstrations on an almost regular basis in Saudi Arabia, mainly in the Qatif region and the town of Awamiyah in Eastern Province, primarily calling for the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to widespread discrimination.

However, the demonstrations have turned into protests against the Al Saud regime, especially since November 2011, when Saudi security forces killed five protesters and injured many others in the Eastern Province.

Syed Ali Wasif, the president of the Society for International Reforms and Research in Washington, told Press TV in a recent interview that the Saudi regime is “betraying the common Muslims in the name of Mecca and Medina, and their sacredness.”

According to Human Rights Watch, the Saudi regime “routinely represses expression critical of the government.”

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