The Saudi Authorities arrested the political activist Kamil Abbas al-Ahmad and his nephew Abdullah al-Ahmad in the city of Safwa. This is the second time that both were detained since protests erupted two months ago in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Based on family sources, their exact locations are unknown.
Kamil al-Ahmad was arrested at the start of April and sent to Dammam where he was interrogated before being released the next day.
It is worth noting that Kamil al-Ahamd has spent more than 11 years in Saudi jails since 1996.
Saudi Authorities have recently cracked down on shiite protestors and arrested 25 people in the Qatif area for organising demonstrations.