S. Arabia is modernizing national laws in line with its international standards and does not violate Islamic law
06/30/2019
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed to the Human Rights Council in Geneva that it is always working to modernize its national laws and regulations in line with international obligations and does not violate Islamic law and contributes to the promotion and protection of human rights.
The Kingdom’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Wasel, said in a statement: “The Kingdom has taken significant steps through the” vision 2030 “during the past few years in various areas of human rights.
He pointed out that the investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is still ongoing and that any intervention will not serve the course of the ongoing investigations in the Kingdom. Therefore, Saudi Arabia reiterates its commitment to hold accountable the perpetrators of this crime and to bring them to justice. And welcome any help Which does not affect the course of the trial.
Ambassador Al-Wasall affirmed that the death penalty in the Kingdom is applied only in the most serious and narrowest crimes, and that all trials of those accused of these crimes are carried out in accordance with the relevant international standards.
He expressed grave concern at the information provided by the High Commissioner for Human Rights when she noted in her statement that there was evidence of continued persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar and that there were restrictions imposed by the authorities on humanitarian access to the needy in the Rakhine region, calling on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities and press the Myanmar government to end these violations.
The Ambassador expressed deep regret over the disregard of the statement of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the suffering of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian and Arab territories, stressing the importance of the rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination, and the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian people’s right to sovereignty over its occupied territories since June 1967, And its right to establish a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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