Saudi Arabia May Purposely Paralyze Convict

Today as I was seeking out some woo news, I found something that was absolutely repulsive. Although not woo, it definitely made me stop and go what the…?

In Saudi Arabia there are talks that the courts may indeed purposely paralyze a man as punishment for a crime. Hospitals have been contacted to see if the operation on severing the spinal cord could be done, and sure enough one of the hospitals has answered and said that their facility would be able to perform such an operation.

Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi is the man who has requested this punishment be done. And Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi is able to make this request under Sharia law, since he himself was left paralyzed by the convict after being stabbed in the back with a large knife.

This seems a bit inhumane from an American stand point, but this isn’t actually all the uncommon in Saudi Arabia. Other sentences that have been carried out in the past include the gouging of eye balls out, teeth extraction and even death.

Thankfully I am not the only one who feels that this is nothing less than torture, in a comment on the article someone stated “Intentionally paralyzing a man in this way would constitute torture, and be a breach of its international human rights obligations.”

Another comment was made by the human rights group “Under international human rights law, the use of this sentence would constitute a violation of the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”

The court has not officially decided if the procedure will be carried out. It may issue a form of compensation, flogging or imprisonment.



About Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic
Bobby Nelson is a skeptic, writer, and co-host of Strange Frequencies Radio. His personal blog can be found online at At one time, Bobby was what could be called a "true believer" in paranormal phenomenon. Having been an active investigator of the paranormal for 12 years with several different Toledo based teams, he has examined countless claims of activity. But years worth of research and investigation proved to him that the evidence for these claims are generally lacking and, furthermore, the vast majority of so-called scientific paranormal investigators were using improper methodologies which caused them to draw both false and misleading conclusions.

2 Responses to Saudi Arabia May Purposely Paralyze Convict

  1. Jason Korbus says:

    I agree that it’s inhumane. But then I feel the same way about capital punishment. I don’t understand how someone could look at this and say one form of punishment is acceptable, but the other is not.

  2. fuck his second chance says:

    i would sever his spine with my fucking teeth if i could. you’re all a bunch of thug hugging pussies.

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