Re: my last post on Evin and al-Haer prisons in Iran and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Rights Activists Report that 13 prisoners have died recently in security prisons in the kingdom under what they call “mysterious circumstances”. They list the names of the dead, most of whom are Saudi citizens. This is something that would terrify the families of the thousands of detainees. They have been protesting outside the prison and being water-hosed and harassed by security forces, according to Saudi rights lawyers. There have been more and more protests outside security police headquarters and prisons.
Such public protests are unusual in Saudi Arabia outside the Qatif region in the Eastern Province. Change that: they used to be unusual, but not anymore. The fear is receding.