Australian man detained on terrorisim charges in Saudi Arabia

Australian man detained on terrorisim charges in Saudi Arabia

Australian man detained on terrorisim charges in Saudi Arabia

Updated 2 May 2013, 22:37 AEST

The Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has defended his department's handling of the case of an Australian man accused of terror offences in Saudi Arabia.

Shayden Jamil Thorne has been in detention since 2011 after Saudi authorities allegedly found terrorism-related material on his laptop.

He says the laptop was borrowed from a mosque and has denied the charges.
 
His brother, Julaid Thorne, has been arrested for protesting his brother's detention and last night told the ABC his passport had been confiscated by authorities.
 
Anna Hipsley spoke to Ibrahim al-Mugaiteeb, a human rights lawyer based in Saudi Arabia and the founder and President of the Human Rights First Society, an organisation that remains unlicensed by Saudi Arabia 12 years after it was established.
 
Presenter: Anna Hipsley
Speaker: Ibrahim al-Mugaiteeb, a human rights lawyer based in Saudi Arabia and the founder and President of the Human Rights First Society
 

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