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Reports of Saudi Paralysis Sentence (Taken Question)


Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 5, 2013

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Question: What is the U.S. response to reports that a Saudi judge gave a court order for a prisoner to be surgically paralyzed?

Answer: If these reports are true, they would be incredibly disturbing. We expect the Saudi Government to respect international human rights norms. We regularly make this point as part of our bilateral dialogue.



PRN: 2013/0374

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