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Saudi Arabia arrests 21 on 'security-related' charges

Individuals were detained on suspicions of 'affecting' national security, according to press reports

Saudi Arabia arrests 21 on 'security-related' charges

By Ahmed al-Masry


The Saudi authorities have arrested 21 people of different nationalities on suspicions of "affecting" the country's national security, according to local media reports.

Prominent Saudi daily Okaz reported Thursday that anti-terrorism agencies had detained the 21 individuals over “security-related” issues.

The newspaper provided no further details about the arrests, except to say that those detained had included Egyptian, Syrian, Jordanian and Iraqi nationals.

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