, , , , , ,

Saudi Interior Ministry Forms Teams of Assassins

A source close to Saudi Arabia’s opposition groups said the kingdom’s interior ministry has set up highly-trained security teams to assassinate dissident figures and peaceful activists in Qatif governorate, Eastern Province.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, also the interior minister, is personally pursuing and monitoring the formation and activities of the security teams.

According to Nahrainnet news website, 23 Saudi political activists have been put on the list to be killed by the secret units in Qatif region.

The report added that famous opposition figures in the city of Qatif who are regarded as “a threat” to the Saudi regime, are the possible assassination targets despite their peaceful activities.

International human rights organizations have criticized Saudi Arabia for failing to address the rights situation in the kingdom. They say Riyadh has persistently implemented repressive policies that stifle freedom of expression, association and assembly.

Activists say there are over 30,000 political prisoners in Saudi Arabia.


Tasnim News Agency, 21 June 2015
Submitted by Cem Ertür
The real SyrianFreePress.NETwork at:

Re-publications are welcome, but we kindly ask you,
to facilitate the correct information's diffusion,
to cite all these original sources.

NOTE: The contents of the articles, speeches or comments on this page are of sole responsibility of their authors. The team and the editorial staff of SyrianFreePress do not necessarily subscribe every point of view expressed and are not responsible for any inaccurate, incorrect or offensive statement in this article. Complaints and corrections (verifiable) will be welcomed and accepted. Copyright owners can notify their claims to us, and the verified contents will be removed.