No 22


Arab Press Review

Saudi Shia Reform Demands

(MEES Translation)

The following is the text of a memorandum signed by 450 Saudi Shia (including 50 religious teachers, 42 academics, 31 authors, journalists and poets, 151 businessmen and 24 women), addressed to Crown Prince Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Aziz, which was sent to him and other officials in the kingdom. The text was published in the Lebanese dailyal-Safir on 22 May:

Springing from religious and national responsibility, and...