Brother of girl who killed herself released

Updated 30 July 2013
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Brother of girl who killed herself released

Police released the brother of Hanan Al-Shahri, the Saudi woman who set herself ablaze and died last month when her uncle and brother refused to allow her to marry.
As the Human Rights Association moved Monday to pursue the case, Al-Shahri's uncle was still in police custody. Police said he will remain in their custody for further questioning.
“The association has moved to pursue the case after the publication of reports and is preparing to issue a press statement about the case,” said Ali Al-Shaabi, a supervisor for the Human Rights Association in Asir.
The association was unable to communicate with the mother of the victim because she moved to Bisha city in the Asir region, according to Al-Shaabi.
In reports published Sunday, police did not give details of the incident of the allegedly battered woman who was found burned in the kitchen of her family home.
The victim was prevented by her brother and uncle from marrying a man of her choice. This allegedly led her to commit suicide by setting herself on fire.
The girl, who was a student at the Faculty of Education in Bisha, faced harsh treatment from her brother after her father’s death. He most recently rejected the marriage proposal of a young man who had had paid a dowry to her uncle.






The woman drank gasoline and set herself on fire. She died a day after being brought to Mahil Asir hospital, according to a relative of the victim, who asked not to be identified.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

Updated 24 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.