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Saudi Religious Police brutality 22, December 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia.
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Saudi Jeans, one of the preeminent Saudi Arabian blogs, has a simple, short story recounting the brutal tactics of Saudi’s religious police.

So few days ago in Dammam some members of the religious police somehow got the impression that they could storm a women’s public restroom on the courniche to arrest someone. They went in and moments later emerged dragging a girl who was crying, screaming and begging them to leave her alone. She tried to run away but fell on the ground. The Haya’a men apparently thought it was okay to hit and kick her, so they did that in the street while people were watching, then they carried her and threw her in the back of their jeep.

Is any commentary really needed? All that needs to be pointed out is that this is hardly the first time.


1. ChessQ8 - 22, December 2009

agreed 🙂

2. DW - 23, December 2009

David, just a disclaimer about that video from the chatter from the camera person the person arrested at the video is the brother of one of the female students.. while the female student ran back into school before they got her. Either she is speculating or very informed about the relation about the arrested person and the female student.. this doesn’t justify being treated with such aggressiveness and brutality.

In this video we don’t see a women beaten up.. however this is just a video of one of those incidents… god knows how many were beaten up up and roughed up. I read a newspaper clip the other day of a person who was jumped, pummeled and loaded into the suberban only for the religious police to realize later they mistaken his identity.. hey send him an apology letter later about the mistake and ask him to forget about that error.

here is a link to the story

davidbroberts - 23, December 2009


I got most of what the girl was yelling about, including some colorful language…

Indeed, she is not being beaten up in this video but it eloquently shows the aggressiveness of the religious police, as you rightly point out.

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