(Ahmed Gomaa/ Associated Press ) – A protester is detained by security forces in front of the Saudi Embassy in Cairo, Egypt during a demonstration to demand the release of an Egyptian human rights lawyer detained in Saudi Arabia for allegedly insulting the kingdom’s monarch, Saturday, April 28, 2012. Saudi Arabia said Saturday that it has closed embassy in Cairo because of protests over a detained Egyptian.
By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, April 28, 3:01 PM
The unexpected Saudi diplomatic break came following days of protests by hundreds of Egyptians outside the Saudi Embassy in Cairo and consulates in other cities to demand the release of Ahmed el-Gezawi. Relatives and human rights groups say he was detained for allegedly insulting the kingdom’s monarch.