Sunday 25 June 2017

Victim wants attacker paralysed

Abdul-Aziz al-Mutair was left paralysed after a fight in which a man attacked him with a cleaver
Abdul-Aziz al-Mutair was left paralysed after a fight in which a man attacked him with a cleaver

A Saudi court is trying to persuade a man paralysed in a fight to drop his demand to inflict a similar injury on his attacker by having his spinal cord surgically damaged, a judiciary spokesman said.

The court determined that such a procedure could result in the attacker's death and is appealing to the victim to accept financial compensation instead, the spokesman said.

Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi, 22, was left paralysed and subsequently lost a foot after a fight more than two years ago in which a man attacked him with a cleaver.

He asked a judge in north-western Tabuk province to impose an equivalent punishment on his attacker under Islamic law.

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