They plan to behead a Canadian-Palestinian citizen after a 90 minute trial.
And his brother is also in trouble.
MONTREAL – A Saudi court hearing the appeal of a Canadian man sentenced to a public beheading threw his lawyer out of the courtroom Monday and continued the session behind closed doors.
Family spokesman Mahmoud Al-Ken said the lawyer for Mohamed Kohail was ejected from the court in Jidda after the judges read the 27-page appeal form.
“The judge kicked the advocate out, they obtained a copy of his permit and they’re threatening him, to revoke his licence,” Al-Ken said, noting the judges are the same ones who sentenced Kohail.
Kohail, 23, was convicted on March 3 of murder after a man died from internal injuries following a schoolyard brawl.
His family has argued their son did not get a fair trial. The entire case consisted of 10 court hearings totalling about 90 minutes. The family has said none of its witnesses were heard.
Mohamed Kohail’s brother Sultan, 17, is scheduled to be sentenced on Saturday. He is currently free on bail.
Both brothers are of Palestinian origin but have been Canadian citizens since 2005. They lived in Montreal before returning to Saudi Arabia in 2006.
Putting on my rose-colored multi-cultural, moral-relativistic sunglasses, I guess this is ok. For someone else. When I remove the glasses, I discover that I don’t want this in a neighborhood near me. I think it is barbaric. Period.