10月5日もサウジ東部でデモ

(1つ目)表題の記事。前の記事

(2つ目)6日はデモは発生しなかった。サウジ人専門家は、湾岸アラブからシリアにかかっている圧力を軽減するため、イランが湾岸諸国にいるシーア派を焚きつけているという解釈を披露した。

・・・人権侵害の問題は存在せず、全部「外国の陰謀」なんですね。はいはい、わかりました(笑)。



East Saudi Arabia sees more demos
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/202989.html
Wed Oct 5, 2011 11:0PM

The Saudi nationals have once again held demonstrations in the kingdom's east in favor of implementation of political reforms in the absolute monarchy, Press TV reports.

Despite heavy presence of security forces, the protesters took to the streets in the Awamiyah village, the city of Qatif, and Al-Qaddih on Wednesday, calling for an end to Riyadh's crackdown on dissent and demanding the release of political prisoners, a Press TV correspondent reported.

According to Saudi activists, most of the detained political thinkers are being held without trial or legitimate charges and have been arrested for merely 'appearing suspicious.' Some of the detainees are reported to have been held without trial for more than 16 years.

New footage posted on the internet showed Saudi troops being deployed in Awamiyah to crush the protests.

Clashes erupted after the forces opened fire to disperse hundreds of protesters, chanting slogans against Riyadh's policies. Several protesters including women were injured in the confrontations.

Similar rallies have turned violent in the past few days, following attacks by Saudi security forces. A security official speaking on condition of anonymity said an unspecified number of demonstrators had been arrested.

Shaikh Nimr Nimr, a prominent cleric in Awamiyah, has accused Saudi authorities of "provoking" the protesters by firing on them with live bullets and urged the protesters to avoid clashes with the government forces.

He said, "Saudi authorities depend on bullets… and killing and imprisonment. We must depend on the roar of the word, on the words of justice."

A video posted on YouTube dated October 4 showed demonstrators chanting 'Down with Mohammed bin Fahd,' referring to the governor of the Eastern Province -- which has turned into a focal point for anti-regime rallies -- and the son of Saudi Arabia's former ruler, the late King Fahd.

On Monday, the Saudi police arrested two men, both in their 70s, in Awamiyah in an attempt to force their wanted sons, accused of taking part in pro-reform protests, to surrender, one activist said.

The ultraconservative Saudi regime is known for its intolerance of dissent. Earlier in the year, the Saudi Interior Ministry imposed a ban on all kinds of demonstrations and public gatherings.

Human Rights Watch says hundreds of dissidents have been arrested since February as part of the Saudi government's suppression of anti-government protests.

According to the Saudi-based Human Rights First Society (HRFS), the detainees were subjected to physical and mental torture.

The kingdom is also deeply wary of the wave of Islamic Awakening, which has started sweeping the North Africa and the Middle East.

Riyadh especially found pro-democracy protests in neighboring Bahrain, which borders the Eastern Province, a matter to be reckoned with, dispatching its military forces to the island to assist Manama's suppression of demonstrations there.



Saudi cleric asks Shiite protesters to avoid arms (in al-Awamiyyah, al-Qatif)
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2011/Oct-06/150555-saudi-cleric-asks-shiite-protesters-to-avoid-arms.ashx
October 06, 2011 12:48 AM

RIYADH: A Saudi Shiite village where protesters clashed with police was calm Wednesday as a prominent cleric urged his followers to avoid the use of firearms and fingers of blame were pointed at Iran.

"Iran is trying to export its problems to avenge what happened in Bahrain, and reduce pressures on Syria," Tehran's Arab ally, said Anwar Eshki, director of the Saudi-based Middle East Institute for Strategic Studies.

Abdulaziz Sager, chairman of the Dubai-based Gulf Research Center, referred to "concrete evidence of Iran's involvement" in this week's unrest, including "telephone calls from Tehran that were intercepted" by Saudi Arabia.

This is "a message from Iran to Gulf states after its failure in Syria and its loss of a strategic ally. It will respond … and we will begin to see escalation in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province," he said.

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