Saudi Arabia prepares trials of detainees identified as women activists

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor’s office has completed its investigations of people arrested last year on accusations of undermining security and harming national unity, in preparation for court referral, state news agency SPA said on Friday.

The report provided few details but referenced an earlier statement about arrests from June 2018, which rights groups at the time said had ensnared around a dozen activists, mostly women who had campaigned for the right to drive.

Reporting by Hesham Haj Ali, writing by Stephen Kalin, editing by Andrew Heavens

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