Protests Calling for the Release of Detainees
On the 26th of September 2009, tens of citizens participated
in a peaceful demonstration in the village of Karazkan, attended
by some MPs and religious figures, demanding the release of 19 detainees
accused of killing a policeman during riots which took place in
April last year.
On the 20th of September 2009, families of the detainees from
the village of Ma’ameer also protested and demanded the release
of their sons who were accused of being involved in riots, which
resulted in the death of a Pakistani resident. On the 23rd of September
2009, the area of Malikiya and surrounding villages witnessed a
confrontation between the security forces and protestors, following
the authorities ban on an unauthorized march, demanding the release
of some detainees accused of criminal offences.