Writing for Saudi Gazette/Okaz, Adnan Al-Shabrawi offers an explanation of flogging as a punishment handed down by courts in Saudi Arabia. He argues that it is a just punishment that is applied according to strict regulation and is fully authorized by Islam.
Flogging: A just form of punishment
Adnan Al-Shabrawi | Okaz/Saudi Gazette
JEDDAH – As per the Saudi legal system which is based on Shariah law, acceptable punishments given by local courts to convicts include flogging sentences.
Lashes are commonly combined with imprisonment and are inflicted over a set period in a public place. There are also rare cases in which women convicts are sentenced to flogging. When this happens, the international media unleashes a malicious campaign against the Kingdom.
Detractors lambast this as a cruel form of punishment that involves physical and psychological torture.
Okaz/Saudi Gazette examined the real nature of this punishment and what rules and regulations are observed while carrying out flogging .