|Continue anti-govt. demos, cleric tells Saudis||
He made the remarks in a mosque in the city of Awamiyah on Friday, a few days after Sheikh Nemr was attacked, injured, and arrested by Saudi security forces while driving from a farm to his house in the Qatif region of the Eastern Province on July 8.
Addressing Saudi officials, Sheikh Nemr's brother said, "These are the bullets that you fired at innocent people. Where are the bullets that we fired at you?"
On Saturday, Saudi protesters held an anti-regime demonstration.
The demonstrators took to the streets in Buraydah, about 380 kilometers (236 miles) northwest of the capital Riyadh.
Tension has been high in the Eastern Province since Nemr's detention with almost daily anti-regime demonstrations in the oil-rich region.
At least four people have been killed and many others injured in the crackdown on demonstrations against the detention of the cleric.
The Eastern Province has been the epicenter of anti-regime protests since last year. Saudi protesters are demanding the release of all political prisoners, freedom of expression and assembly, and an end to economic and religious discrimination against the eastern region.
The demonstrations, however, have turned into calls for the ouster of the House of Saud. The people’s anger with the royal family increased after the massacre of peaceful protesters in the troubled region in November 2011.
Anti-regime protests continue in the ultra-conservative monarchy, where any demonstrations or political gatherings are strongly prohibited and met with repressive force.
According to Human Rights Watch, the Saudi regime "routinely represses expression critical of the government."
Turks to hold demo against Saudi regime
A demonstration against the oppressive regime of the House of Saud and in solidarity with anti-regime protesters in the kingdom is scheduled to be held in Istanbul.
Turkish activists have called for the demonstrators to gather in front of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Sunday, July 15.
(Source: Press TV)
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