Monday, May 20, 2002

United Nations Committee Against Torture Questions Saud Representatives




Well, they signed this agreement, part of which forbids the use of flogging and amputation as punishment, four years ago. The mild questioning from the UN drew an outburst from the Saudi delegates, who said that the committee had no jurisdiction over Shariah, the Islamic legal code derived from the Koran.

"This law has existed for 1,400 years," protested Turki al-Madi, a Saudi diplomat based in Geneva. "And the committee wants to change it. I'm sorry, you cannot."


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