Saudi Arabia arrests nearly 1m people in four days

Saudi Police

The Saudi authorities said they had arrested 994,000 people between 18 April to 22 April, Saudi Okaz newspaper reported.

According to the paper, 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 per cent of those arrested were Yemenis, 39 per cents were Ethiopians and three per cent from other nationalities.

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

SOURCE: MEMO Middleeastmonitor

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