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Saudi King waive flogging sentence


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The Saudi King has waived a sentence of flogging on a female journalist working for a TV channel which aired graphic accounts of sex in the kingdom. King Abdullah cancelled the sentence of 60 ashes against Rozanna al-Yami, after being briefed on the case.

The programme broadcast by Saudi-owned Lebanese channel LBC caused a huge scandal in the conservative kingdom. Three men who bragged about their sexual adventures in the show, including the cameraman, have been jailed.

No reason has been given for the King’s decision.  This is the second time King Abdullah has intervened in a high-profile flogging sentence in two years.  The station’s offices in Saudi Arabia were closed down and two of its producers – both female – put on trial.  LBC has made no comment about the cases.


Source: GBC NEWS

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