Thursday, June 23, 2011

WikiLeaks: Saudi Crackdown on Shiites Has Echoes of Human Rights Abuses in B...

via (title unknown) by jon on 6/23/11

WASHINGTON — This year's harsh crackdown on Shiite Muslims in Bahrain follows the playbook that Sunni Muslim-ruled Saudi Arabia used against Shiites in its own Eastern Province as recently as two years ago, secret State Department cables show.

Some of the officials named in the cables as responsible for the 2009 Eastern Province crackdown now are advising Bahrain's leaders.


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