Hussain, the International Love campaign condemns the arrest of Shaikh Mohammad Hasan Al-Habib.
Hussain, the International Love campaign condemns the arrest of Shaikh Mohammad Hasan Al-Habib, the prominent cleric in the Safavi region in Qatif.
Shaikh Habib, along with three of his companions, were arrested on Saturday and were reportedly transferred to a security facility in the capital, Riyadh, for questioning.
Habib is known in Qatif, a hub of anti-regime protests in Saudi Arabia in 2012, for his vocal criticism of the government and its policies toward the Shias. The cleric intensified its anti-government rhetoric earlier this year when Riyadh executed Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr along with a number of activists in the region. The execution sparked outrage in the Middle East and across the world, with many condemning the move as a sign of Saudi Arabia’s lack of tolerance for dissent.