Bahrain to punish those who ridicule Saudi legal system

Updated 04 January 2016
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Bahrain to punish those who ridicule Saudi legal system

MANAMA: Bahrain's Ministry of Interior affirmed the right of Saudi Arabia to take whatever security measures and procedures it sees right and suitable to maintain the security and stability of the country and people.
An announcement by Bahraini authorities said they will take all necessary legal procedures against whoever ridicules or negatively handles, through a statement or announcement, the court verdicts issued in Saudi Arabia, or criticizes its legal system in this regard in a way that causes sedition and sows discord, and threatens the peace of the country and people.
The Bahraini Interior Ministry said that Article 215 of the Criminal Law stipulates "the imprisonment of two years, or the imposition of a fine of 200 Bahraini dinars on any person publicly offending a country or international organization that has headquarters in the Kingdom of Bahrain, or its president or representative in the Kingdom, and whoever publicly offends its flag or emblem."
The Interior Ministry strictly stressed it will not in any way accept or approve any form of intervention or comment on the legal system of Saudi Arabia or any brotherly or friendly state, asserting that such issues concern the sovereignty of a country and the ministry will not hesitate in taking whatever measures or procedures necessary against those who interfere in the sovereignty and security of any GCC state, and that violators in this regard will be subjected to legal punishments within the framework of the security and legal agreements between GCC states.
The ministry called for abiding by the law that allows taking the correct information from its formal and official sources and not to use social media to spread sick rumors that touch on the peace and security of citizens.
Article 168 of the Bahraini Criminal Law stipulates a "prison sentence of two years and a fine of 200 dinars, either or both, for whoever intentionally broadcasts false news, statements or rumors to disturb public order or scare the people, or to inflict harm on the best interests of the public."
The statement of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior confirmed the support of Bahrain for the security measures taken by Saudi Arabia to counter the criminal and terror acts in view of the close historical ties between the leadership of the two countries.


KSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Asheikh and his Mauritanian counterpart Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 10 December 2018
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KSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

  • The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields

JEDDAH: The Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mauritania’s Islamic Affairs Ministry to increase cooperation in different fields and to promote the concepts of moderation in Islam.
The MoU was signed between Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Asheikh and his Mauritanian counterpart Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs headquarters in Riyadh.
The MoU included nine main articles. It envisages cooperation in introducing Islam and its position on contemporary issues, serving the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, and cooperation in mosque affairs, their construction and maintenance.
In addition to that, the two sides will work under this MoU to adopt and propose programs to explain and promote concepts of moderation in Islam and assist the progress and advancement of Muslim nation in various fields.
The two sides will also share information, coordinate their efforts during international events, and cooperate in preparing studies and conducting research related to protecting, reviving and spreading Islamic heritage.
The MoU also stated that the two sides shall encourage the exchange of visits at various levels, participate in Islamic seminars and conferences held in both countries, and form a joint committee for the implementation of the MoU’s content.
The MoU concluded that the Hijri date is to be used in all correspondence between the two sides. The MoU shall enter into force on the date of its signature between the two sides and it shall be implemented within five years and will be automatically renewed for the similar duration unless one side informs the other that they wish to amend or terminate it.
Al-Asheikh said: “This memorandum of understanding comes under the guidance of King Salman and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in the framework of the distinguished historical relations between the two countries, especially in serving Islam and Muslims.”
He referred to what has been achieved through Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent visit to Mauritania, which was the first visit of a senior Saudi official to Mauritania in four decades to strengthen relations between the two countries to unprecedented levels.
Al-Asheikh pointed out that the MoU will promote joint cooperation in various fields.
The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields.
He also praised the articles of the MoU, which he described as important and historical.