Saudi reformists refuse to participate in closed hearing

Three Saudi advocates of democratic reform refused to participate in a Monday court hearing after the hearing was closed to the public. The three men were arrested in March and face charges of sowing dissent, creating political instability, printing political leaflets and using the media to incite people against the government.

As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, the defendants' first hearing was held in open court, a departure from Saudi Arabia's usual practice. AP has more.

 

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