A court in Saudi Arabia has dropped the charge of sexual assault against the father of Luma, the five-year-old daughter he had beaten to death.
By Habib Toumi|GULF NEWS-Saudi Arabia
The decision was taken after no trace of semen was found on her body, Saudi daily Al Sharq reported on Wednesday.
The father’s lawyer added that the charge of manslaughter was also dropped and that the court considered in its ruling only the charge of “excessive disciplining that resulted in death” against the father.
Such an accusation comes under the domestic law, the lawyer, Mansour Al Khunaizan, told Al Sharq.
The sentence was therefore reduced according to the only charge and the Court of Appeals upheld the new public rights ruling.