A UN human rights watchdog On Friday called on Saudi Arabia to end “severe” discrimination against girls and to repeal laws that allowed stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children.
The Chairman of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, Bandar Bin Mohammed, said that the committee on the Rights of the Child condemned the Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes in Yemen.
It said that air strikes killed and maimed hundreds of children, and its “use of starvation” as a tactic in that war against Iran-backed Houthis. The committee’s 18 independent experts examined the kingdom’s record of compliance with a UN treaty protecting the rights of people under the age of 18. The Saudi delegation to the committee’s review, told the body that Sharia, Islamic law, was above all laws and treaties. Read more