Saudi Arabia

Saudi Man Reportedly Sentenced to Be Paralyzed

The man was 14-years-old when he stabbed his friend 10 years ago


(CNN) — Rights group Amnesty International has condemned a reported Saudi court ruling sentencing a man to be paralyzed as retribution for having paralyzed another man as "outrageous."

In a statement issued Tuesday, the rights group called the punishment "torture," adding that it "should on no account be carried out."

Local media reports about the case surfaced over the weekend.