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Saudi Shia Defend Hizbullah, Condemned Three Months in Prison

saudi_jail_1On 7 January 2011 , the court of al Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia convicted the Shia citizen, Muhssin Ali al-Oqeili, (28  years , private employee , from al-Mahdoud district of Tarout in Qatif city) and sentenced him to three months in prison , under a charge of holding a banner in support of Hizbullah of Lebanon on the windows of his car.Al-Oqeili in last August put a banner in support of Hizbullah of Lebanon  during the celebration of Imam Mahdi birthday . The court considered the banner as a sectarian sign .Al-Oqeili may file an appeal against the sentence according to the court procedures

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