Kingdom Rejects International Criticism Over Raef Badawi Case
March 09, 2015
An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today rejected international criticism over the Raef Badawi case as an infringement on its national sovereignty. The Foreign Ministry stresses that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia totally rejects any form of interference in its internal affairs and any impingement on its sovereignty or the independence and impartiality of its judiciary. The source added that judges have absolute powers in their rulings and that all cases under review before courts are dealt with without distinction, exception, or improper influence. The source added that the Badawi case has been politicize or exploited by those want to undermine the Kingdom’s sovereignty.
The source added that the Kingdom does not accept assaults on its constitution, which is based on Islamic Sharia in the name of human rights. Islamic Sharia protects human rights and preserves life, property, honor, and dignity.