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Horrific Video Of A Saudi Man Beating An Asian Man For Talking To His Wife Prompts Public Outrage

Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission said the beating flouted Islamic Sharia laws, Al Arabiya reported. WARNING: Disturbing content.

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A spokesperson for the human rights' authority told Al Arabiya that the beating violated the victim's rights to safety and dignity. The Saudi man's behavior also flouted Islamic Sharia laws, he said.

The spokesman said the actions did not abide by Saudi Arabia's rules regarding protection of human rights. The brutal video comes only days after Saudi Arabia's poor human rights record was criticized at a United Nations meeting on Oct. 21.

Other countries joined the U.S. and the U.K. in criticizing the kingdom of abusing the basic rights of Saudi women and foreign workers, the Guardian reported.


"Many countries have problematic records, but Saudi Arabia stands out for its extraordinarily high levels of repression and its failure to carry out its promises to the human rights council," said Joe Stork, the deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement to the meeting.

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