Saudi Arabia: 6 child deaths from torture reported in 2 years

Updated 07 September 2017

Saudi Arabia: 6 child deaths from torture reported in 2 years

RIYADH: Six child deaths due to violence and torture by parents were reported in the last two years, said Khalid Aba Al-Khail, spokesman of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.
Regarding a recent video of a person abusing a child in a shopping mall in the Eastern Province, he said the ministry has addressed the issue with the governorate, visited the shopping mall to check camera footage, and coordinated with Alkhobar police, who are trying to identify the abuser.
Aba Al-Khail termed the incident a case of severe torture and a threat to the child’s health, recalling a royal decree punishing violence and torture.
On measures taken in such cases, he said the victim’s condition is checked in a hospital, coordination is established between the ministry and police, a report is submitted to the public prosecution, and the case is referred to court.
The ministry has male and female social specialists who follow up on torture cases, he added.


OIC, Arab Parliament condemn latest Houthi drone attack toward Saudi Arabia

OIC Secretary-General Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen. (AFP)
Updated 07 August 2020

OIC, Arab Parliament condemn latest Houthi drone attack toward Saudi Arabia

  • The attacks posed a threat to regional and international security and undermined political efforts to make the Stockholm Agreement succeed

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday condemned a Houthi drone attack targeted toward Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi-backed Arab coalition forces supporting the legitimate government in Yemen intercepted and shot down a bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle launched by the Iranian-backed militia group on Thursday.

OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen called for the full implementation of the Stockholm Agreement while condemning the Houthis’ continued use of Hodeidah governorate as a staging point for the launch of terrorist operations involving ballistic missiles and drones.

He said the attacks posed a threat to regional and international security and undermined political efforts to make the Stockholm Agreement succeed.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Arab Parliament, Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, urged the international community to take a decisive stance against the Iranian regime which, he said, intentionally contravened UN Security Council resolutions by providing the Houthis with weapons and advanced military technology to target neighboring countries.