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Saudi Arabia arrests prominent cleric: social media

DUBAI: A prominent Saudi religious leader has been arrested, according to social media postings on Sunday, in what appears to be a crackdown on Saudis seen as critics of the conservative kingdom’s absolute rulers. Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, an influential cleric who was imprisoned from 1994-99 for agitating for political change and has 14 million followers on Twitter, appears to have been detained over the weekend, the posting suggested. In one of his last postings on Twitter, he welcomed a report on Friday suggesting…