Coalition for Freedom and Justice
|Formation||March 25, 2012|
|Purpose||Opposition to the Saudi Arabian Government
|Location||Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia|
|Website||Arabic Facebook Page|
The Coalition for Freedom and Justice (I’tilaf al-hurriyya wa al-‘adala), also known as the movement, is a coalition of opposition and reform groups in the 2011–2012 Saudi Arabian protests active in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.
The coalition was formed in March 2012, inspired by the decentralised Bahraini February 14 Youth Coalition, and has adopted some of its tactics. The groups have activists from a wide range of ideological backgrounds, but are mostly united by their demands for greater democracy and human rights.
Although only active in Eastern Province, the coalition has a national focus, and has tried to coordinate with different groups in other parts of Saudi Arabia.
The groups that make up the Coalition for Freedom and Justice include:
- Day of Qatifi Rage for the Release of Forgotten Prisoners
- Eastern Province Revolution
- Free Dignity Movement
- Free Youth Movement
- Youth Reform Movement
- Toby Matthiesen. "A “Saudi Spring?”: The Shi‘a Protest Movement in the Eastern Province 2011–2012." The Middle East Journal 66.4 (2012): 639. Project MUSE. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
- Toby Matthiesen. "A “Saudi Spring?”: The Shi‘a Protest Movement in the Eastern Province 2011–2012." The Middle East Journal 66.4 (2012): 640. Project MUSE. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
- Rosie Bsheer (7 May 2012). "Saudi Revolutionaries: An Interview". Jadaliyya. Retrieved 12 November 2012.