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Rights activists fear for life of imprisoned teen in Saudi Arabia

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Deera Square in central Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Known locally as "Chop-chop square", it is the location of public beheadings

Deera Square in central Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Known locally as "Chop-chop square", it is the location of public beheadings. Photo: BroadArrow.


A Saudi human rights organization has contacted RT over a case of a teenager, who was arrested in Saudi Arabia at the age of 13 because of his alleged participation in anti-government protests and held for several years in prison without charges.

Murtaja Algariras was jailed on September 20, 2014, and is held in prison since that time, Malik Alsaeed, a human rights activist from the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) told RT in an interview.

The teenager was detained in connection to his alleged participation in the anti-government demonstrations that occurred in 2011.

Read more: rt.com


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