Judge Kidnapped [Archives:2000/18/Local News]

May 1 2000

Judge Jamal Al-Ghareeb was kidnapped and beaten up by a group of armed men last Tuesday. In a letter sent to the Minister of Justice, Al-Ghareeb said that he was taken to a flat in Al-Qasr street where he was beaten for two hours. The kidnappers asked him to write documents confessing that his latest verdict was illegal and that it was paid for. They then took him to Al-Judeiry police station. Strangely enough, Al-Ghareeb was threatened by the police officer of two year imprisonment if he did not do as demanded by the kidnappers. The letter concluded by requesting the Minister to intervene and hold kidnappers accountable for their irresponsible deed.