March 28, 2019
Saudi Arabian authorities arrested a law professor who teaches at King Saud University in the capital Riyadh, hours after he criticised the kingdom’s human rights record, media outlet Arabi21 reported.
Speaking at the Riyadh International Book Fair on Thursday, Anas al-Mazrouee denounced Saudi Arabia’s arrest and detention of women’s rights and other human rights activists.
He criticised the kingdom’s crackdown on dissent, calling out the government for claiming it champions women’s rights while it was arresting women activists.
Abdullah al-Ouda – son of detained Saudi cleric Salman al-Ouda, who has been held since 2017 – said that the professor was arrested shortly after giving his talk at the fair.
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