No court verdict yet in fatal child torture case

Updated 08 February 2013

No court verdict yet in fatal child torture case

The courts have yet to consider the case involving the alleged fatal torture of five-year-old Lama by her preacher father, said Fahad Al-Bakran, a spokesman of the Ministry of Justice.
Al-Bakran was quoted as saying in local media that no verdict has been issued.
Lama was reportedly tortured by her father after she was taken from his divorced wife.
She was admitted to a hospital in Riyadh for medical treatment and died later from her injuries, according to a medical report issued.
Al-Bakran denied reports published in some newspapers, websites and social networking sites that a court has ordered Lama’s father to pay blood money to her mother.
The spokesman said a lawsuit filed by the plaintiff will be heard at a court sitting next week.
The defendant (the girl’s father) is still in prison, he said.
Al-Bakran asked the media to abstain from publishing issues still under consideration by the judiciary unless authorized to do so under printing and publishing regulations. He also urged journalists to get accurate information from authentic sources to avoid misleading the public.
Lama's story was first published in local media last November. The wife reportedly said her former husband was very aggressive during the first three months of their marriage; that he was addicted to narcotics and did not have a job.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019

Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.