Asharq Al-awsat English https://aawsat.com/english Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper http://feedly.com/icon.svg

Saudi King Orders Temporary Release of Imprisoned Debtors

Saudi King Orders Temporary Release of Imprisoned Debtors

Wednesday, 8 April, 2020 - 06:00
Asharq Al-Awsat

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has ordered the suspension of the implementation of final rulings and judicial orders related to the imprisonment of debtors in cases of private right — with immediate temporary release — for those who were imprisoned as a result of those rulings and orders, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.


The royal order included the suspension of the implementation of final judgments and orders related to enabling children to visit one of their separated parents until the date of the announcement of the committee concerned to take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and the end of the exceptional circumstances of the virus pandemic.


The Minister of Justice, who is the President of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, confirmed that the arrest warrants were immediately lifted electronically and the enforcement authority was notified to enforce it. He added that the rulings of seeing and visiting of children were suspended electronically and the parties were notified by a text message.


Editor Picks

Multimedia