Friday, December 10, 2010

Civil Rights Sit-In in Saudi Arabia

Yes, you read that correctly.  A sit-in is scheduled for December 23rd in Saudi Arabia.  The organizing group is the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA).  They have asked for official permission, but the sit-in will go on even if it isn't granted.  They are calling for all Saudis to join the sit-in. 

You may remember that last week a magazine editor was arrested for speculation on the succession issues in Saudi Arabia.  According to the ACPRA website, a university professor and human rights activist was arrested on Sunday.  He had recently published an article about the royal family on Facebook.

I'd like to wish Good Luck to everyone involved with the sit-in.  It is easy for me to write about civil and human rights, because I live in America.  But it takes a lot of courage to do that in the Middle East.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.