(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - A large number of Saudi people staged a rally in the oil-rich Eastern region of Qatif to call for the freedom of political inmates held in Saudi jails.
The angry protesters demanded the release of teenage protester Muhammad al-Shakhouri.
The rally took place in Qatif where Shakhouri was injured and arrested last Friday.
Shakhouri is now in a military hospital in the city of Dhahran. He was protesting the detention of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nemr al-Nemr.
Sheikh Nemr was attacked, injured and arrested by Saudi security forces while driving from a farm to his house in Qatif on July 8.
Tensions have been running high in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich Eastern Province over the past weeks following the detention of Sheikh Nemr.