Saudi activist jailed under 'terrorism' law: Amnesty

Amnesty International activists protest with a large banner reading 'Stop' against the flogging punishment of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi on January 29, 2015 in front of Saudi Arabia's embassy to Germany in BerlinSaudi Arabia on Monday jailed a civil rights activist for 10 years using a counter-terrorism law designed to stifle free speech, Amnesty International said. Abdulkareem al-Khoder is one of 11 founding members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) who are already behind bars or on trial for calling for political and human rights reforms, the London-based watchdog said. “The Saudi Arabian authorities today continued their cynical use of a repressive and overly vague counter-terrorism law to purge the kingdom’s small and embattled civil society,” Amnesty said.

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