Jail for criticising the king under proposed Saudi law
Sydney Morning Herald (New York Times)
July 23, 2011
A PROPOSED counter-terrorism law that would give the interior ministry sweeping powers and mandate jail sentences for criticising the king would crush political dissent, say Saudi and international human rights advocates.
They say it would allow prisoners to be held without trial, and trials and appeals to be held secretly. It would also allow the interior ministry to tap phones or search houses without permission from the judiciary.
This will be great as it will at least provide a pool of potential Nobel Prize Winners ...........
And the US and their will have some reasons to place sanctions and ban arms sales to Saudi ......