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Society for Development and Change

Society for Development and Change
Founded September 2011[1]
Area served Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Key people secretary-general: Ahmed Mohammad al-Rebh[2] (in exile in Beirut)[3] Ahmad al-Rayah, spokesperson[4]
Mission human rights for everyone including Shi'ites[2]

The Society for Development and Change (constitution and elected legislature for Eastern Province.[4]

Leadership

As of October 2011, the secretary-general of the Society for Development and Change was Ahmed Mohammad al-Rebh.[2] In April 2010, prior to the creation of the organisation, al-Rebh had been interrogated by the Qatif branch of Mabahith about his political writing, which included a call for King Abdullah to create a legislative assembly similar to those of Kuwait and Bahrain and criticism of anti-Shi'a discrimination in government policy.[5]

Actions

The Society for Development and Change has contacted international media to report on events in the Qatif region during the 2011–2012 Saudi Arabian protests. In October 2011, it reported protestors' demands to create a constitution and independent legislative assembly for Eastern Province.[4] Secretary-General Ahmed Mohammad al-Rebh stated that Saudi Arabians should "be part of the Arab Spring".[3] Al-Rebh was forced into exile in Beirut because of having been forbidden to take part in political activity in Saudi Arabia.[3]

In October 2011, spokesperson Ahmad al-Rayah flew to Beirut to report on the situation in Eastern Province. He stated that he wished for the Society for Development and Change to be legally registered.[4] Al-Rayah said that although protests for democracy and civil rights had taken place since February 2011, security forces did not fire live bullets against protestors until 3 October, when they "fired live rounds directly into a crowd" around a police station in al-Awamiyah.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Saudi activists form political group".  
  2. ^ a b c d Sawaneh, Mahamadou (2011-10-07). "Sectarian protests flare anew in Saudi Arabia".  
  3. ^ a b c "Des activistes du Golfe veulent leur printemps arabe" (in French).  
  4. ^ a b c d e Cockburn, Patrick (2011-10-05). "Saudi police 'open fire on civilians' as protests gain momentum". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  5. ^ "Saudi shia writer questioned for criticizing the sectarian governmental policies".  
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