Ministry of Justice denies media reports about paralysis sentence

April 11, 2013

The Ministry of Justice in Saudi Arabia has denied on its Twitter account reports that a young man has been sentenced to paralysis. The Ministry affirmed that this report is untrue and that the judge dismissed the request for such a punishment. It included a link to the relevant court ruling in its Twitter message. The Ministry has expressed regret that such incorrect news stories have been reported and suggested that media establishments investigate such claims before publishing them.