A court in Saudi Arabia ordered a 15 year-old student to be lashed 50 times in front of his classmates and then another 300 times in prison.
The student had accused his teachers of sodomy.
The Saudi Gazette and ROP reported:
In the first of its kind sentence, a Shariah Court on Tuesday ordered a 15-year-old student be lashed 50 times in front of all students in an intermediate and secondary school in a village in Asir.
In addition, the student will also get 300 lashes and three months in prison for tarnishing the image of the school’s principal and teachers. The latter lashes will be administered at the correction home.
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The court acquitted the principal and teachers of the school of the sodomy charge leveled against them by the student in his complaint two years ago. The student was instigated by a relative to lodge the complaint. Initially, the education officials cleared the principal and teachers of the charge, but the student and his relative filed a lawsuit against the principal (56 years) and four teachers who were detained along with seven students. All were later released except one teacher who remained in custody for about 180 days.