Saudi cleric tones down death ruling for ‘depraved’ TV bosses

AFP – Saudi cleric tones down death ruling for ‘depraved’ TV bosses

Saudi Arabia’s top judge sought on Sunday to tone down a controversial religious edict sanctioning the killing of owners of television stations that air “debauchery.”

Sheikh Saleh al-Luhaidan said on state television that “depraved” television owners could only be put to death after a judicial process, reflecting the anger of many clerics at programmes perceived as un-Islamic.

If the owners of television networks who air “depravation and debauchery” are not deterred by lesser punishments, they would be referred to justice which issues its rulings in keeping with the laws in force in the kingdom, he said. “They may be killed through a judicial (ruling),” Luhaidan added.

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