About 1 million arrested in four days in Saudi Arabia

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About 1 million arrested in four days in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh (Web Desk): The Saudi authorities have arrested at least 994,000 people between 18 April to 22 April, local media reported.


According to Saudi Okaz newspaper, 14,467 people were stopped by the security agencies and border security forces regarding issues related violations of residency and labour regulations and attempted infiltration across the border into the kingdom.

The paper said 58 percent of those arrested were Yemenis, 39 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent from other nationalities.

The paper added that the Saudi security forces have arrested 640 people while trying to exfiltrate from the kingdom.

Moreover, the Saudi security forces rounded up 30 people of 12 different nationalities with links to terrorist organisations in April.

The detainees include 11 from Sudan, 9 from Yemen, 2 from Egypt, 1 from Turkey, 1 from Kenya, 1 from Iran, 1 from Somalia, 1 from Syria, 1 from Bahrain, and 1 from Kyrgyzstan.

This brings the number detainees so far to 34 Sudanese, 328 Yemenis, 72 Egyptians, 18 Turks, 3 Canadians, 1 Kenyan, 10 Iranians, 4 Somalis, 207 Syrians, 2 Kyrgyzstanis, and 12 Bahrainis.