DTT: A Shariah court in Saudi Arabia has slapped a man with a 5-year sentence and 2400 lashes for hitting his mother. The judge wanted to send a clear message out there that no one is allowed to touch their mother. And if one were to take such a heinous track road, then the law will come down them like a tonne of bricks.
Habib Toumi Bureau Chief
Manama: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to five years in jail and to 2,400 lashes for assaulting his mother.
The man, in his 30s, will also have one tooth broken for breaking his mother’s tooth while he beat her when she was riding with him in a car, the court in Makkah said.
Judge Turki Al Qarni said that the tooth to be broken will be the same as the one his mother lost during his physical assault, Saudi daily Okaz reported on Thursday.
Under the principle of retributive justice, the punishment should correspond in kind and degree to the injury. A person who has injured another person is penalised to a similar degree.
The direct reciprocal justice is found in all divine religions, even though with various interpretations, as well as in Babylonian Law (Code of Hammurabi).
Read the rest of the article here zawya.com