Inside the Middle East
August 21, 2010
Posted: 2053 GMT

A story that has been creating a stir in the region lately involes the case of a man in Saudi Arabia accused of paralyzing another man after attacking him with a knife.

According to local Saudi newspaper Okaz, the victim in the attack asked the judge hearing the case to submit his attacker to the same fate based on the precepts of Sharia law.  The judge,  says the paper, responded by sending letters to several hospitals in Saudi Arabia asking if they could sever a man's spinal cord.

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom and Amir Ahmed have the rest of the compelling story here.

Filed under: General •Human Rights •Saudi Arabia

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Sim   August 22nd, 2010 8:44 am ET

I think its fair

mohamed   August 22nd, 2010 2:27 pm ET

in saudia arpia no law code no law but eevry thing in the hande of gudge
in the past euro sincery 13 the law was geligons not civel cmmunity
now in saudia arapia the cmmuinty not civil no law every thing by light
no gustic no respection no fair but the all almost speek by shariha islam
and the shariha islam dont know thim no human rights
haspona alla nam elwakiel

GHIGGS   August 23rd, 2010 3:03 pm ET

It's F__king insane! True, a crime was committed. But you don't commit the same crime as some sort of balance of justice! You lock him up for the next 50 years and make him pay with his freedom! Paralyzing him is barbaric, unenlightened and stupid! Doctors can do no harm. Intentionally paralyzing a human being is against the Physicians Oath to Do No Harm!

proud zionist   August 26th, 2010 7:01 pm ET

islam justice

get used to it, in 20 years it will be the only justice all over the world

John A   August 27th, 2010 2:20 pm ET

Forrest Gump Zionist, Obviously you prefer Israeli justice i.e. burning civilian families with phosphorus bombs, assassination without trial or just locking 1.5 million people into Gaza.
You will always be a sick puppy and to pretend the world is about to be over run by Muslims is ridiculous. Incase you are the only person on earth not to realize it is America which occupies Iraq and Afghanistan and Israel which occupies Lebanon, Syria & Palestine. Looks to me the opposite of what Forrest Gump Zionist claims is the truth.

miriam   August 30th, 2010 9:51 am ET

John A,

Not a surprising response from one who demands the right of all Muslim nations to suppress their own populations and be aggressive against any nation that is not Muslim.

Many citizens of the Muslim world are in awe of the Israeli justice system.

Many conventional armies are amazed at the legal consultations that are involved in all IDF operations.

Legal scholars around the world respect the transparancy, fairness and seriousness of the Israeli justice system.

Only those with a blind anti-Israel pre-occupation and obsession make any other claim.

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