YEMEN Press Agency

Saudi Arabia arrests seven activists, including US citizens

SANAA, April 5 (YPA) -Saudi Arabia has detained at least seven people, including a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, because of their links with women’s rights activists, according to BBC reports.

The reports say the detainees are not activists on the front lines, but writers and bloggers discussing reform issues in Saudi Arabia.

The measure came after three women activists were released from prison last week, among whom are 10 activists who were detained in a campaign that began in 2018.

The issue has already been criticized by the international community, in which 36 countries called for their release at the UN Human Rights Council.

The latest arrests are said to include at least six men and one woman, Khadija al-Harbi, a feminist writer.

Saudi Arabian citizen Salah al-Haidar, whose mother was recently released, has been arrested as well. The other Saudi American citizen who was arrested is Badr al-Ibrahim, a writer and a doctor.