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No mercy: Saudi Arabia told its forces

saudi arabia’s crown prince nayef bin abdul aziz

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz al Saud has reportedly ordered police chiefs through an official letter not to show any mercy to anti-government protesters.

Nayef wrote the letter in March, addressing police chiefs across Saudi Arabia, including those overseeing the security forces in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

According to the letter, Nayef ordered crackdown on protesters and gave a green light to officers and troops to open fire on those demonstrating against the government’s restriction of the people’s freedom.

The ultraconservative kingdom is known for its intolerance of dissent.

Since the beginning of 2011, Saudi forces have been suppressing anti-regime protests.

In March, the Saudi Interior Ministry called all public gatherings "illegal."

Amnesty International accuses Saudi authorities of arresting hundreds of people who have been demanding political and social reforms and calling for the release of their relatives, detained without charge or trial during the uprising.

More than 300 people have been detained for taking part in peaceful demonstrations in the kingdom’s Eastern Province since March, Amnesty says.

The demonstrations, however, have been raging on, despite the suppressive measures put in place by Riyadh.

Source: presstv.com

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