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Saudi judges face their own trials over political comments

One judge allegedly criticised the sentence of a religious teacher linked to Al Qaeda,

Saudi judges face their own trials over political comments
Law

Two Saudi judges have been charged for allegedly having views that differed from the kingdom’s rulers, Arab News reported.

One of the judges is accused of supporting a religious teacher who has been convicted of being associated with the terrorist organisation Al Qaeda. The judge criticised the 15-year jail sentence given to the teacher.

The second accused judge allegedly posted comments on Twitter deemed to be political, published links to unauthorised websites and criticised the decisions of the rulers. Judges in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to publicly express political views.

The men are expected to face a disciplinary hearing, which so far has been postponed.

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