Egyptians Decry Doctor's Sentence of 1,500 Lashes in Saudi Arabia

[AP/Washington Post] Salah Nasrawi - Demonstrators in Cairo demanded Tuesday that Saudi Arabia release an Egyptian doctor sentenced to 15 years in prison and 1,500 lashes after he was convicted of malpractice - reportedly after treating a Saudi princess. Raouf Amin el-Arabi, a doctor who has been serving the Saudi royal family for 20 years, was convicted last year of giving a patient the wrong medication. Egyptian newspapers reported that he was accused of driving a Saudi princess "to addiction." El-Arabi is in jail in Jeddah and is believed to have received at least one of his weekly installments of 70 lashes so far.

2008-11-12 01:00:00

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