Type to search

Saudi Arabia Supreme Court abolishes flogging as form of punishment

Tags:

Saudi Arabia Supreme Court abolishes flogging as form of punishment

Saad Ali Rana
Share

Saudi Arabia is to abolish flogging as a form of punishment, according to a legal document seen by media outlets.

The directive from the Gulf kingdom’s Supreme Court says flogging will be replaced by imprisonment or fines. It says this is an extension of human rights reforms brought by King Salman and his son, the country’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia has been criticised over the jailing of dissidents, and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Did it get abolished because it was portraying a bad image for the country?

The last time that flogging in Saudi Arabia hit the headlines was in 2015 when blogger Raif Badawi was subjected to the punishment in public, reportedly after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam. He had been due to receive 1,000 lashes in weekly beatings but global outrage and reports that he nearly died put a stop to that part of his sentence.

Also read: Students in Hong Kong sit for exams despite Covid-19 concerns

Tags::

You Might also Like

8 Comments

  1. Ruleqg y May 11, 2020

    Aluyax oezykg sildenafil online

    Reply
  2. Estherrix May 13, 2020

    Zffome ufyybd sildenafil online Buy generic viagra online

    Reply
  3. Estherrix May 14, 2020

    Kzugyq oexnzj 50mg viagra Overnight viagra

    Reply
  4. Qsncko apwhjs ed pills gnc cheap ed pills

    Reply
  5. Ftdnvg mrwtce best ed pills online best ed medication

    Reply
  6. generic ed pills May 25, 2020

    Kavtgr cjixkv male ed pills men’s ed pills

    Reply
  7. new ed pills May 27, 2020

    Srzyeq fopswf medicine erectile dysfunction mens erection pills

    Reply
  8. Wgncqr qufast generic cialis india erectile dysfunction medicines

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *