Arab News reports on the case of two religious policemen accused of causing the death of a man when they broke into his house on suspicion that he was involved in alcohol and drugs trafficking. The Riyadh court found insufficient evidence for a conviction and the two were released from jail. The case is being appealed to the Court of Cassation. The article reprints a statement from the court on why they found the evidence insufficient. Their reasoning is sure to baffle any fan of ‘Law and Order’; we’re certainly not in Kansas….
Court Clears Two Commission Members of Wrongdoing
Raid Qusti, Arab News
RIYADH, 29 November 2007 â€” The judges in the case of two members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice who were accused of causing the death of Salman Al-Huraisi following a raid of his house in May dismissed the charges yesterday in the Riyadh High Court.
The court in Riyadh â€œacquitted the two members of the Commission of the charge of being directly responsible for the death of Al-Huraisi, for lack of sufficient evidence,â€ the commissionâ€™s lawyer Yussef Al-Nuqaidan said.