Back-Stabber Penalized with Paralysis as Punishment in Saudi Court
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Back-Stabber Penalized with Paralysis as Punishment in Saudi Court

al Bāh̨ah : Saudi Arabia | Apr 04, 2013 at 5:01 PM PDT
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Saudi man penalized to paralysis over teen-stab criminal offense


The stated sentencing to paralysis for a Saudi guy for a criminal offense he dedicated as a 14-year-old has vehemently been condemned as "grotesque" by Britain's Foreign Office.


The penalty, which was apparently handed down to 24-year-old Ali al-Khawahir for stabbing his buddy in the back 10 years back, needs to not be accomplished, the FCO stated on Thursday.


Al-Khawahir will be paralysed from the waist down unless he pays one million Saudi royals ($257,900) in payment to the sufferer, according to Amnesty International, who reports in Saudi Arabian media.


An FCO spokesperson stated: "We are deeply worried by reports that a Saudi Arabian court has actually penalized a guy to be paralysed in retribution for triggering the paralysis of a pal when he was 14 years old.


"We advise the Saudi authorities to make sure that this grotesque penalty is not performed.
"Such practices are forbidden under worldwide law and have no location in any culture.".
Amnesty condemned the penalty as "thoroughly astonishing".


A comparable sentence of paralysis enforced in Saudi Arabia in 2010 is not understood to have actually been performed, the charity stated.

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(CNN) Amnesty International condemned a reported Saudi court ruling sentencing a criminal to be paralyzed as retribution for having paralyzed his victim a man as outrageous. The Saudi Gazette, an English language paper, reported Ali Al-Khawahir was 14 when he stabbed and paralyzed his best friend 10 years ago. Al-Khawahir, who has been in prison ever since, has been sentenced to be paralyzed if he cannot come up with one million Saudi Riyals ($266,000) in compensation to be paid to the victim, the newspaper reported. In 2010, local media reported the case of a 22-year-old man who was paralyzed in a fight, saying he had subsequently requested paralysis as punishment for the man hed fought with.

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