Faiza Ambah profiles Saudi human rights lawyer Abdul-Rahman al-Lahem who contends that the religious police oppress people in the name of religion and act as if the law doesn’t apply to them. He wants to prove them wrong.
I wish him the best of luck. Many wonderful advances have been made by people who were condemmed by religious leaders of their time.
I wish him all the best too… those barbarians are acting as if they are guardians from god on people. I don’t personally like to call them religious police it is such an insult to the religion.
[...] The victim lawyer Abdul Rahman Al Lahem has been suspended from the case and faces a disciplinary sessions because the judge thinks that Al Lahem was using the media to affect the court’s ruling. Now how can the media be used to affect the ruling is anyone’s guess, but why should the judge be affected by the media might be something we should be looking at, because as far as I have been told, our right honorable judges are very wise men who claim to base their verdicts on Qura and Sunna, not some blabbering in the media. Anyway, it is not the first time that Al Lahem faces a problem like this. He has been jailed before for defending reformistsbut he continued his work as Saudi Arabia’s most important human rights lawyer. [...]
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