Nadhir al-Majid

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Shia Muslim Saudis protest in the eastern Saudi city of Qatif, March 10, 2011. (AP)

Saudi journalist imprisoned for ‘slandering ruler,’ communicating with TV stations

The Specialized Court of Appeals in Riyadh in April 2017 upheld a Riyadh criminal court’s conviction of Saudi journalist Nadhir al-Majid on charges of “slandering the ruler” and sending electronic messages to TV channels and human rights organizations, according to Agence France-Presse and the Gulf Center for Human Rights. Al-Majid was initially convicted on January…

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