Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry strongly condemns Paris terrorist attack

The Ministry expressed the Kingdom's solidarity with the French people, while offering condolences and sympathy to the victim's family. (AFP/File Photo)
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Updated 17 October 2020

Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry strongly condemns Paris terrorist attack

  • The Ministry affirmed the Kingdom's position of rejecting violence, extremism and terrorism in all its forms

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the terrorist attack that took place in a suburb of the French capital Paris, and claimed the life of a French citizen.

The Ministry expressed the Kingdom's solidarity with the French people, while offering condolences and sympathy to the victim's family, the French government and its people.

The Ministry affirmed the Kingdom's position of rejecting violence, extremism and terrorism in all its forms, manifestations and motives, renewing its call to respect religious symbols and to refrain from stirring hatred by insulting religion.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also condemned the attack and offered its condolences to the victim’s family. 


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.