The Middle East Eye

The world took no notice when three Muslim scholars – Salman al-Odah, Awad al Qarni and Ali al-Omari – were first detained in September 2017.

Reuters reported at the time that all three were outside the state-backed clerical establishment and recorded Odah’s past period of imprisonment two decades earlier for having tried to set up a Muslim Brotherhood inspired Sahwa (Awakening) movement. 

It was hardly front page news.

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