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Lawyer summons genie to court in Saudi 29, October 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia.
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Taking an unusual tack, a Saudi defence lawyer is attempting to summon a genie to court to make him/her/it testify.

The dastardly genie is accused of possessing a judge who was arrested for corruption. Now that is a bold defence argument.

Why, exactly, a genie would make a judge take money or why a genie would then admit such a crime is not explained.

While I simply can’t communicate the truly stratospheric levels of profound derision I have for everyone involved in this case, one must not forget that for a religious person, such absurdities are not – I would suggest – that far away. As for what this says about the Saudi justice system, I suppose we can all draw our own conclusions.