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Reduced Powers for Morality Police in Saudi Arabia

July 18, 2006 عربي

Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice will no longer be allowed to interrogate those it arrests for behavior deemed un-Islamic, under an interior ministry decree published on May 25. According to the decree, “the role of the commission will end after it arrests the culprit or culprits and hands them over to police, who will then decide whether to refer them to the public prosecutor.” Commission members (mutawa’in) have until now enjoyed unchallenged powers to arrest, detain, and interrogate those suspected of “moral infractions.”

 
Source: http://carnegieendowment.org/2008/08/18/reduced-powers-for-morality-police-in-saudi-arabia/6byf

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