Saudi Arabia bans 420 books at Riyadh International Book Fair in wide-ranging crackdown

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, March 16, 2014 9:15 EDT
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Saudi bans books at fair in wide-ranging crackdown (via AFP)

Saudi authorities have banned hundreds of books, including works by renowned Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish, as part of a crackdown on publications deemed threatening to the conservative kingdom. The local Okaz daily reported Sunday that organisers…

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