Poor old Dr Abdullah al-Hamid. He founded the Committee to Defend Legitimate Rights in Saudi Arabia in 1992 and has been in and out of prison ever since. He wanted a constitutional monarchy, and four years ago he faced 13 charges in the Riyadh Criminal Court – including the grave offence of “promoting peaceful protests” and “establishing an unlicensed civil society organisation”. Had he not been a Saudi, this might have been a case of “off with his head”.
Saudi Arabia cannot go on throwing every decent person who speaks out on human rights into jail