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Saudi Arabia: Religious police want cameras to monitor youth

you know, for their own good.......

27 May, 2009

Riyadh-Saudi Arabia's religious police want to install surveillance cameras in shopping centres throughout the country in order to watch young people. "We will place surveillance cameras in all shopping centres and public places to monitor the behaviour of young people," said General Abdel Aziz al-Hamin, chief of the committee for the promotion of virtue and the prevention of vice, quoted by Saudi daily Okaz on Wednesday.

"Our objective is to correct the mistakes made by some youths, in order to protect their moral integrity," said al-Hamin.

However, Saudi Arabia's religious police have been accused by many Saudis of violating young people's privacy by providing the media with the names of those who are caught engaging in behaviour considered in breach of Islamic Sharia law.

Their names are then published in Saudi newspapers


Added: May-27-2009 
By: tank2
Middle East
Tags: Saudi Arabia, religious police, cameras, Islam, Sharia law
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