March 11 is supposed to be a “day of rage” in Saudi Arabia. If it turns into something huge, that will have massive implications.There’s a rumour going around, which we haven’t seen confirmed anywhere, that one of the activists behind the protest has been killed.
Saudi activists alleged Wednesday that state security shot dead a leading online activist, who was calling for a ‘Day of Rage’ on March 11 in the oil-rich kingdom.
Faisal Ahmed Abdul-Ahadwas, 27, was believed to be one of the main administrators of a Facebook group that is calling for protests similar to that have swept North Africa and the Middle East.
The Facebook group, which has over 17,000 members, is calling for nationwide protests and reforms, including that governors and members of the upper house of parliament be elected, the release of political prisoners, greater employment, and greater freedoms.
Online activists said they believe Abdul-Ahadwas was killed by state security and that his body was taken by authorities to ‘hide evidence of the crime.’
Yesterday Saudi Arabia really came into the fore. News that a cleric had been arrested helped crash the Saudi market and tank the US one.
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