Zindani Calls for Flogging Saad’s Sons [Archives:2000/32/Front Page]

August 7 2000

Sheikh Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani, chairman of the supreme council of Islah party and president of Al-Eiman University called upon the judiciary to implement lashing verdict passed by the Supreme Court against late Abdullah Saad Mohammed, ex-chief editor of Al-Shoura newspaper and his brother Abdul Jabbar for publishing an article that he said to contain insulting words against him.
Heated media campaign had erupted more than a year ago between Zindani and Al-Shoura newspaper in connection with the disappearance and murder of Lina Abdul Khaleq. The article accused Zindani of being involved. After raising a case, a court ordered to slash the brothers 80 lashes each.
Zindani’s demand comes more than a year after the death of Abdullah following a head injury. The verdict has not been executed since its issuance and it seemed as if Zindani had forgotten all about the matter. It is expected that the court would make moves to carry out its verdict.