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Saudi Arabia: Incommunicado detention/ Fear of torture or other ill treatment/ possible prisoners of conscience

, Index number: MDE 23/006/2009

Eight people, including six juveniles, who are all members of the minority Shi’a community in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, are being held in incommunicado detention and are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. They were arrested following demonstrations in the Eastern Province held in protest against the arrest of Shi’a visitors to the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Madina.

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