No court verdict yet in fatal child torture case

Updated 08 February 2013
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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.

 


Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents. (SPA)
Updated 21 April 2019
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Around 3 million arrested for residency, labor violations in KSA

  • 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures

RIYADH: Nearly 3 million violators of residency, work and border security systems have been arrested in a year-long roundup, according to an official report.
Since the campaign began in November 2017, there have been 2,987,317 offenders, including 2,328,031 for violating residency regulations, 458,591 for labor violations and 200,695 for border violations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The report said that 50,388 people were arrested while trying to cross the border into the Kingdom, 50 percent of whom were Yemeni citizens, 47 percent were Ethiopians and 3 percent were of other nationalities.
2,135 people were arrested for trying to cross the border into neighboring countries and 3,697 were arrested for involvement in transporting and harboring those violators. 1,227 Saudi citizens were arrested for harboring the violators against local laws, of which 50 are being detained, pending the completion of procedures.
Immediate penalties were imposed against 443,210 offenders; 405,806 were transferred to their respective diplomatic missions to obtain travel documents; 507,042 were transferred to complete their travel reservations; and 750,504 were deported.