Saturday, 5 March 2011

Saudi Arabia Bans Demonstrations

Well, Obama and his speechwiters? Let's hear the freedom and democracy stock speech. No? Thought not.

The government of Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy without an elected parliament that usually does not tolerate public dissent, denies any discrimination against the Shia community.
The authorities, however, are increasingly on edge following the anti-governmnent protests sweeping across the Arab world. Last week, King Abdullah returned to Riyadh after a three-month medical absence and unveiled $37bn in benefits for citizens in an apparent bid to insulate the kingdom from protests.
Aljazeera report here.

No comments:

Post a Comment