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Saudi Arabia: Human rights activist held incommunicado

, Index number: MDE 23/012/2011

Human rights activist Fadel Makki al-Manasef was arrested on 1 May 2011 in connection with protests in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province; he has been held incommunicado since 18 May, putting him at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Fadel al-Manasef may be a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression.

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