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Video of Saudi man beating Asian man prompts govt. to step in
A video apparently showing a Saudi man beating an Asian man has triggered public anger and pushed Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission to follow up on the case, a spokesperson told Al Arabiya.
The Saudi man in the video, who has not been named, accuses the victim of talking to his wife and then proceeds to attack him.
The beating has led the country's human rights authority to receive multiple complaints by viewers calling for the perpetrator to be punished, said spokesperson Ibrahim al-Shadi.
Shadi added that the beating was a flagrant violation of the victim's rights to safety and dignity. The act also flouted rules set by Islamic Sharia, he said.
The spokesperson added that, regardless of why the man was allegedly assaulted, the perpetrator's actions did not abide by state-enforced rules on the protection of human rights.
reply to post by subfab
no... he couldn't do that. He would have been killed or imprisoned. You do not know what it is like for these men.
Their lot in life once in saudia is the same lot in life a black man had in the united states 200 years ago.edit on 5-11-2013 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)
Just imagine the Asian man had a Conceal & Carry permit like in some states.
Maybe there'd be less violence in the world.
(beez opens can of worms, walks away slowly)
i don't know, looking at his gestures and how he kept getting hit after saying stuff, I'm under the impression that he was throwing insults and provoking anger with his words and gestures. he keeps pointing while talking and that alone is considered making a threat to an Arab.