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Posted by : Aahil Shaik Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Official Circular from Supreme Judicial Council to Abolish Flogging as form of Punishment in Saudi Arabia

The Minister of Justice, Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Walid bin Muhammad Al-Samaani, issued a circular to all courts in Saudi Arabia to implement the decision issued by the Supreme Court to abolish flogging as a form of punishment. Most Viewed : Saudi Arabia arrests man on charges of human trafficking, raising money by begging




The circular includes that in the context of punitive punishments, the courts must be satisfied with imprisonment or a fine, or both, or alternate penalties, as issued to flogging in line with the regulations or decisions in this regard from higher authorities. Similar : Saudi Arabia is set to abolish flogging as form of punishment

- The circular clarified that this principle was approved after studying the General Authority of the Supreme Court of Punitive Punishment and its Consequential Effects, and in accordance with the jurisdiction of the court contained in Article 13 of the Judicial System regulating the competencies of the General Authority of the Supreme Court, including: “Determination of general principles in matters related to the judiciary.”




- The President of the Human Rights Commission Dr. Awwad Al Awwad has welcomed the decision of "End of Flogging as form of punishment in Saudi Arabia" made by the Justice Minister. The Kingdom has also issued a Royal decree in ending the application of the death penalty for those who committed crimes while they were minors. Related : Saudi Arabia abolishes death penalty for crimes committed by minors

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