Saudi crown prince receives American Christian leaders

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The delegation met the crown prince in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
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The delegation met the crown prince in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
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The delegation met the crown prince in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 02 November 2018

Saudi crown prince receives American Christian leaders

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with a delegation of the American evangelical Christian leaders in Riyadh on Thursday.  The delegation led by Joel Rosenberg, an American author and high-profile commentator on the Middle East, is currently on a visit to the Kingdom as part of a regional tour.

During the meeting, they affirmed the importance of exerting joint efforts in promoting co-existence, tolerance and combating extremism and terrorism.

The meeting was attended by Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi ambassador to the US; Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League; and Adel Al-Jubeir, minister of foreign affairs.


Saudi rights body signs deal to launch programs for prisoners’ rights

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Saudi rights body signs deal to launch programs for prisoners’ rights

  • Al-Awwad said teams from the commission regularly visit prisons and detention facilities to ensure the rights of inmates are protected

RIYADH: Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Human Rights Commission, on Monday said the Kingdom attaches great importance to the rights of prisoners and provides them with comprehensive care through various rehabilitation programs to help them integrate into society and become productive citizens.

He was speaking at the signing ceremony of three memorandums understanding (MoUs) with the National Committee for Prisoners, their Families, and Ex-Convicts (Tarahum) in Riyadh.

Al-Awwad said teams from the commission regularly visit prisons and detention facilities to ensure the rights of inmates are protected.

He said the commission works with the General Directorate of Prisons to promote prisoners’ rights in line with national regulations and international and regional agreements.

The agreement envisages the establishment of three centers.

The first center will be set up to support alternative punishments; the second center will be dedicated to visual communication between prisoners and their families; and the third will design and implement awareness programs.

Tarahum Secretary-General Turki bin Abdullah Al-Bati said the MoUs will help widen the scope of the committee, which seeks to work for the betterment of society in cooperation with relevant authorities.