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US groups to picket for release of Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia

The Ethiopian community in Washington, D.C. and Christian supporters of a group of Ethiopian Christians detained in Saudi Arabia plan to hold a protest in front of the Saudi embassy next week.
The supporters call for the release of a group of 35 Ethiopian Christians detained on Dec. 15, reportedly unlawfully, in Jeddah, a city on the western coast of the Saudi kingdom, while the group was holding a prayer meeting at a private home. The protest will be held on Feb. 21.