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Waleed Abulkhair

Prominent female Saudi rights advocate arrested

Human rights groups and activists say one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent human rights advocates has been arrested.

Jan 13, 2016, 03:15 AM IST

Saudi court upholds 15 years` jail for rights lawyer

An appeals court in Saudi Arabia has upheld a 15-year jail term for a human rights lawyer who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, a watchdog said Wednesday.

Feb 18, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

`Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years`

A Saudi court on Sunday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Jul 07, 2014, 02:21 AM IST

Saudi activist arrested over `unauthorised` meetings: Wife

Saudi authorities detained prominent rights activist Waleed Abulkhair on Wednesday for setting up an "unauthorised" gathering hall where he held meetings with reformists in the absolute monarchy, his wife said.

Oct 02, 2013, 23:41 PM IST