April 30, 2012

A Worrisome Spat Between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Daily Star, Daily Star

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The protests outside Saudi Arabian embassies in Egypt in recent days risk setting a dangerous precedent in relations between the two countries that would be to Egypt’s detriment. Protesters were angry over the arrest of human rights lawyer Ahmad al-Gezawi, who, it was originally purported, was arrested for his work in defense of the rights of Egyptian workers in the Gulf kingdom. The Saudi authorities later said he had been smuggling anti-anxiety drugs into the country.

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