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Saudi Wahhabis Arrested Shi’a Cleric

305901-150x150 On 14 December 2009 the General Intelligence (Al-Mabahith Al-‘Aamma) of Al-Ahsa called the cleric (Sheikh Mohammad albin Hamdha ) from the town of Hufoof in Al-Ahsa under the charge of financing and supporting the anniversary of birthday of Imam al-Mahdi in the last August . Upon his presence before the department Sheikh albin Hamdha was immediately arrested and transported to the general prison of al-Ahsa . Sheikh albin Hamdha was sentenced a period of one week based on orders from Al-Hasa governor (Badr Bin Mohammad Bin Abdel Aziz Bin Jalawa Al Saud) . It is worth to mention that Sheikh Hamdha is suffering of chronic illness in his ear . On the other hand , the General Intelligence of Al-Ahsa arrested five Shi’a citizens , among them : 1-  Abbas Hussain al-Harbi , 25 years , from the town of Rummaila in Al-Ahsa in Saudi’s Eastern Province , was detained on 15 December 2009 for 15 days because of participation religious activities  in occasion of  the annual celebration of Imam Hassan’s birthday. 2- Hussain Yousif al-Harbi, 22 years , from the town of Rummaila in Al-Ahsa , was detained on 14 December 2009 for 7 days because of hindering traffic during  the annual celebration of Imam Hassan’s birthday. Hussain Yousif al-Harbi was detained on 8 August 2009 because of posting banners of Imam Hassain during the Islamic month of Mohrram . On 11 November 2009, al-Harbi was detained due to participation religious activities  in occasion of  the annual celebration of Imam Mahi and Imam Hassan birthdays during the Islamic months of Ramadan and Sha’ban . 3- The Shi’a citizen  Hussain Abdul Mohsen al-Hassan , 26 years , a student in al-Shari’a college of al-Ahsa , from Rummeila town was arrested by the General Investigation Directorate due to hindering traffic during  the annual celebration of Imam Hassan’s birthday . On 13 October 2009 Hussain al-Hassan was arrested due to participation in the occasion of  the annual celebration of the Imam Mahi and Imam Hassan birthdays during the Islamic months of Ramadan and Sha’ban , and organizing the celebration of Gargean during the month of Ramadan . On 14 November 2009 al-Hassan was arrested for the organization the annual celebration of Imam Mahi and Imam Hassan birthdays in his town . 4- The Shi’a citizen Sayyid Mortaza Ibrahim al-Hashim , 19 years , from the town of Rummaila , was arrested by  Al-Mabahith Al-‘Aamma on 15 December 2009 due to participation the annual celebration of Imam Hassan’s birthday . He was sentenced a period of two weeks . On 20 July 2009 al-Hashim was arrested for posting banners of Imam Hassain during the Islamic month of Mohrram . 5- The Shi’a citizen Ahmad al-Sa’eed , from the town of al-Munaezela town in Al-Ahsa in Saudi’s Eastern Province , was arrested by  Al-Mabahith Al-‘Aamma on 15 December 2009 due to participation the annual celebration of Imam Hassan’s birthday. Ahmad al-Sa’eed was sentenced a period of two weeks . The committee for the Defense of Human Rights in the Arabian Peninsula is seriously concerned that the detainees will be subjected to violations of their human rights and may be suffering torture and maltreatment . CDHRAP also calls international human rights organizations to pressure Saudi regime to release detainees and to halt harassment against Shi’a citizens in Saudi Arabia and let them to enjoy their right of free worship which is guaranteed in the article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is codified in article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which stipulates that : ” everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.” CDHRAP also call on NGOs to undertake an urgent action with the Saudi authorities to halt the prosecution of citizens who are exercising their rights to freedom of religion which guaranteed under the article Article 2 (1) of the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, as it stipulates that : No one shall be subject to discrimination by any State, institution, group of persons, or person on the grounds of religion or other belief.

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