US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (R) chats with Saudi Deputy Defence Minister Salman bin Sultan (2R) before boarding his flight at King Abdulaziz International Airport on May 14, 2014 in Jeddah. AFP PHOTO/POOL/MANDEL NGAN
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Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to free two citizens held without trial for two years after converting to an offshoot of Islam banned in the conservative Sunni kingdom.Sultan al-Anzi, aged 33, and Saud al-Anzi, 35, were arrested and jailed in May 2012, three months after joining the Ahmadiyya group and refusing to abandon their belief, New York-based HRW said.The group said it urged Saudi King Abdullah back in August 2012 to release the pair, but never received a response.
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