Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging
SAUDI Arabia set to abolish flogging as a form of punishment, according to a legal document in Riyard.
Furthermore, the kingdom’s Supreme Court says instead of flogging, fines and imprisonment will take place.
Also, the kingdom’s says the change an extension of human rights reforms brought
by King Salman and his son, the country’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Furthermore, Saudi Arabia recently came under fire for the imprisonment of dissidents and also the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist.
Also, campaigners say Saudi Arabia has one of the worst records for human rights in the world,
with freedom of expression severely curtailed and critics of the government subject to what they say is arbitrary arrest.
Furthermore, 2015, the last time that flogging in country hit the headlines,
when blogger Raif Badawi subjected to the punishment in public, after he convicted of insulting Islam and cybercrime.