Britons Released After Saudi Row

August 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A group of British Muslims who were held after an incident at the Great Mosque in Mecca have been released by Saudi religious police.

A British Islamic group says seven Britons and one American were detained.

A spokesman for Islamic group SAVEIT said the arrests were made after police became involved in a debate over religious practice.

The UK Foreign Office said it was assisting the Britons who were released on Sunday morning.