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Human Rights Watch demands release of Saudi journalist

The Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of a Saudi journalist who has been arrested for supporting the scrapping of a ban on the right of women to drive in the kingdom.

Published: 31st October 2013 02:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2013 02:16 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

The Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of a Saudi journalist who has been arrested for supporting the scrapping of a ban on the right of women to drive in the kingdom.

Tariq Al-Mubarak, a columnist for the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, was taken into custody by the Saudi Interior Ministry's Criminal Investigation Department for questioning regarding his support for the campaign and remains in detention without access to relatives or legal counsel.

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