# Posted 3:31 AM by Patrick Belton
AND OVER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF "ROOT CAUSES," the forces of reaction also do not rest - the Saudi government arrested several prominent reformists
. According to Reuters
, the detainees included former university professors Abdullah al-Hamid and Tawfiq Qussayer, politics professor Matrouk al-Faleh, publisher Mohammed Said Tayyib, and poet Ali al-Dumaini. Tayyib
had been one of the driving forces behind a petition, which attracted 800 signatures, calling for an elected parliament and an equal role for women.
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