Case Adjourned To Aug 13 Filed Against Dr Othman Al-Khamees On Allegations Of Offending The Shiite Doctrine
The Criminal Court Sunday adjourned to Aug 13 the State Security case filed against Dr Othman Al-Khamees on allegations of offending the Shiite doctrine. Representing the plaintiff is Lawyer Jaleel Al-Tabbakh who requested the court to suspend the defendant from giving sermons in mosques as he works for Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, which is one of the state institutions. He said, if the defendant is not suspended, the ministry would be considered as part of the case until it is resolved because the suspect has repeatedly offended the Shiites, which is regarded as an act that can tear apart the national unity. The Public Prosecution had charged Dr Al-Khamees of promoting hatred and contempt of the Shiite segment through statements on social media and satellite TV channels, which can cause sectarian sedition in the country and is thus a violation of the law concerning protection of national unity.