Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Saudi Arabia arrests female protesters

DUBAI: Two Saudi Arabian women remain in detention after being arrested in Riyadh on Sunday during a protest to demand fair trials for their relatives, sources reportedly told London-based human rights group Amnesty International.

Some 15 women and five children were arrested on Sunday outside the ministry of interior, a press release from the organization said. They had been calling for fair trials for their male relatives, who are being detained without charge – in some cases for up to 10 years.

All but two women were released after they were believed to have signed pledges not to protest again.