Saudi Arabia lashes teens after riots

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Riyadh, Sep 30: Saudi Arabia authorities have flogged a group of teenagers after a rare riot in the eastern region of the Islamic kingdom, a local newspaper said on Tuesday, Sep 29.

Newspapers such as al-Hayat and al-Watan said some 20 teenagers had received at least 30 lashes each. Human rights activists and liberals condemned the flogging.

The groups of young people smashed windows of restaurants and shops in Khobar on Saudi national day last week.

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