Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques telephones Palestinian President    Deputy Minister of Defense Receives Pakistani Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee    Saudi Taekwondo national team wins Arab gold    Yemeni Foreign Minister, Sweden's Special Envoy for Yemen, Discuss Latest Developments    GCC Secretary General Receives Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Kingdom    KSrelief Hands Over Medical Equipment to a Number of Yemeni Governorates    Saudi-French Business Forum in Council of Saudi Chambers Discusses Strengthening Investment Partnerships    SAMA launches The Investment Immersion Program (IIP)    OIC General Secretariat Condemns Terrorist Attack on Military Post in Central Mali    Asian Stocks Falls    Tunisian President receives UAE Foreign Minister    SAGO Completes Procedures to Import 900,000 Tons of Feed Barley    Council of Saudi Chambers to Organize Saudi-French Business Forum Tomorrow    Golfer Brooks Koepka: KSA proves its success in organizing various international sporting competitions    Details of Saudi Tour 2020 for bicycles announced    Saudi Arabia's Olympic Football Team Qualifies for Tokyo 2020    Red Sea International Film Festival Opens Accreditation    Saudi Arabia Creates the Future of Art with Artathon Competition that Merges Artistic Creativity with Artificial Intelligence    Red Sea International Film Festival Shows Rare Films of Late Saudi photographer Safouh Nomani    Saudi CDC Signs Agreement with Swedish Public Health Agency    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Addresses Citizens and Muslims on Eid Al-Fitr    Custodian of Two Holy Mosques addresses Citizens and Muslims on the Advent of Holy Month of Ramadan    Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Launches Awareness Message on Sacrifice Day    Custodian of Two Holy Mosques addresses the Saudi people and Islamic nation on the blessed Eid Al-Fitr    Newcastle Beat West Ham 3-0 for their first Win of the Season    Mourinho insists Ibrahimovic must be good enough for Manchester United    Reforms have saved the economy from possible recession, say analysts    The King and Crown Prince congratulates Moldova's President    More than 1,5 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia, so far    MWL allocates SR 7 million for Eid sacrifice project in 47 countries    Saudi Campaign provides educational and training services for Syrians in Al-Za'tari camp    Saudi student goes missing in Kentucky, US    Harvey lashes Texas US coast with high wind, torrential rain    North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills    Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee given five-year jail sentence for bribery    Known days    "MODON" Signs MoU with Chinese Goldwind Company for wind-turbines manufacturing in the Kingdom    Flyadeal, Saudi Arabia's new low-cost airline, scheduled to launch on September 23, reports    Mastercard launches Masterpass in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia    Honda among 27 Japan players named for World Cup qualifiers    Joker, Harley Quinn movie in works with 'Crazy Stupid Love' filmmakers    Madhuri Dixit to venture into Marathi films as a producer    Consumers warned against using some brands of face powder, hair products    How 'GOT' makers made the frozen lake in 'Beyond the Wall'    Shraddha Kapoor wants people to help the needy    Neymar targets improvement after phenomenal home debut    Politicizing the pilgrimage    Rakhi 2017: "Bond of Love" between a brother and his sister    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Outcry over tot's abuse by father
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 13 - 01 - 2017

[caption id="attachment_112186" align="alignleft" width="257"] Video showing the abuse. — Okaz photos
[/caption]
By Fatima Muhammad
‫ ‬
TWITTERATIS and other social media users have raised a vehement outcry over the alleged abuse of a girl child by her father as a ploy to teach a lesson or two to his estranged wife. The video of the abuse went viral and drew the ire of the authorities. Accordingly, Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal ordered complete investigations into the sordid tale and the arrest of the man seen violently beating his daughter, squeezing her cheeks and putting his teeth very close to the infant.
The mother of the abused infant who introduced herself as Umm Dareen told Saudi Gazette that she still has not seen her daughter who is at present lodged in a protection shelter. But, she has been promised a meeting soon. She thanked officials for their intervention and called on them to help her get an official marriage contract and also a divorce document to protect her rights and that of her daughter. "I request the judiciary to take cognizance of the matter and punish him [the father] and imprison him to prevent violence."
[caption id="attachment_112187" align="alignright" width="242"] The innocent child
[/caption]
The mother is living in Madinah while her ex-husband was arrested in Makkah.
The story started from Twitter when a divorced mother decided to seek help from the public to retrieve her daughter, who is only a few months old, from the abusive father. The mother said on her account @3_uj8 that she wanted to get back her daughter after the man started to send her videos of him violently beating the daughter.
The mother, a Syrian, said that her ex-husband proposed to her and provided her a forged marriage approval. The man's family had objections to the marriage and she alleged that she was physically and verbally abused by family members including her husband. Their marriage lasted four years before the man insisted to take the child in order to divorce the mother. She said she wanted to approach a court for the child's custody. However, as the baby was suffering violence at her father's hand, she decided to use Twitter to help her get back her baby.
Faiz Al-Malki, well-known Saudi actor, helped the mother who was new to Twitter to create a hashtag which started trending. A few hours later the Ministry of Labor and Social Development contacted the mother to verify the story. Khalid Abal Khail, spokesman of the ministry, said officials visited the mother and the protection unit at the ministry managed to get hold of the baby and has conducted medical check-ups for her.
The Makkah governorate also announced that based on the directives of Prince Khaled the police have arrested the abusive father.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission said it was following the case and stressed that the videos show criminal intent that is banned in Islamic teachings and laws. Therefore, it noted that the father cannot go without getting deterrent punishment. The sentence may range between a month to 12 months in prison, a fine between SR5,000 to SR50,000 or the two penalties together.


Clic here to read the story from its source.