Shi'ites Demand Role in Sunni-Ruled Saudi Arabia

(Reuters/Ha'aretz)- Leaders of Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite Muslim minority have petitioned Crown Prince Abdullah to demand a greater say in the affairs of the conservative Sunni-ruled kingdom, a Shi'ite activist said on Sunday. "The petition was signed by 450 members of the Shi'ite community, who raised their voices in unison to demand reform," said Shi'ite activist Jaffar al-Shayeb, who led the delegation to meet Abdullah, the kingdom's de facto ruler, late last month.

2003-05-14 00:00:00

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