Allahu Akbar… Saudi Judge Considers Paralysis Punishment
For the good of society… A Saudi judge is considering paralysis treatment for criminals.
The AP reported:
A Saudi judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man’s spinal cord as punishment after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him, local newspapers reported on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia enforces strict Islamic law and occasionally metes out punishments based on the ancient legal code of an eye-for-an-eye.
The reports said Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi, 22, was left paralyzed after a fight more than two years ago and asked a judge to impose an equivalent punishment on his attacker under Islamic law.
The newspaper Okaz said the judge in northwestern Tabuk province, identified as Saoud bin Suleiman al-Youssef, asked at least two hospitals for a medical opinion on whether surgeons could render the attacker’s spinal cord nonfunctional. The attacker, who was not identified in the reports, has spent seven months in jail.
The reports cited the letter of response from one of the hospitals and the victim al-Mutairi.
Two of the hospitals involved and the court were closed for the Saudi weekend beginning Thursday and could not be reached for comment.
The Emirates 247 has more on the case.