Sunday, September 6, 2009
Two photographers in Saudi Arabia on trial for photo's of lashings
The two were referred by the Commission for Investigation and Prosecution (CIP) to the Summary Court.
They were arrested and detained at As-Safa Police station before being referred to the CIP which released them pending trial.
Court punishments of lashings are usually executed in public places like markets, mosques and squares.
It is not uncommon for crowds to gather and watch the lashings. Officials do warn those gathered not to photograph the lashings. Warning signs are also displayed at these sites. (c) Saudi Gazette