DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has arrested two human rights activists, one of whom tweeted a depiction of the birth of Christ on Christmas Day, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The arrests of Essam Koshak and Ahmed al-Mshikhs are “part of the ongoing attacks on human rights defenders in the country,” the Gulf Centre for Human Rights said on its website. “No charges have been directed against either defender but it is believed that their online activities are the reason behind their arrest,” said the centre, which has offices in Copenhagen and Beirut. It called for their immediate and unconditional release. Koshak has been detained in Makkah since Sunday, the Gulf Centre said. On Twitter, he is pictured against a map of the Middle East … Next »
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