SECURITY forces have detained a number of protesters in eastern Saudi Arabia, reported BBC on Saturday, quoting Saudi state media.
Among those detained was Mohammed al-Shakouri, described by the interior ministry as a wanted fugitive. In January, he was among 23 men named as suspects in connection with the disturbances in Eastern Province.
They were accused of possessing illegal weapons, opening fire on the public and police, and of serving ‘foreign agendas’.
The demonstration in Qatif was organised to demand the release of political detainees, including the Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
Two people were killed at a rally against his arrest earlier this month. Witnesses said they were protesters who had been shot dead by police, but the interior ministry denied that there had been any clashes.