Sunday, September 6, 2009

Two photographers in Saudi Arabia on trial for photo's of lashings

Two Saudi men who allegedly photographed 30 convicts being lashed recently at Az-Zahra Square on Al-Arbaeen Street will soon go on trial.
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

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