London, June 23 (Reuters): Unknown attackers stabbed and wounded a leading Saudi dissident at his London home late yesterday, in an attack he blamed on the Saudi government.
Saad al-Fagih, head of the London-based Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia and a critic of the Saudi royal family, was admitted to hospital with a leg wound which was not life threatening, said a spokesman for Scotland Yard police.
Mohammed al-Masari, a friend of Fagih, said the dissident was attacked by two men who had claimed to be plumbers. “(They) sprayed him with something to make him drowsy.
A fight ensued and Fagih grabbed a table to defend himself and then the two men knifed him,” Masari said.