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Plea over 'an eye for an eye.

INDIA has asked Saudi Arabia to sympathetically review the case of an Indian worker after a court ordered his eye be gouged out for accidentally blinding a Saudi national in one eye during a scuffle.

E. Ahamed, India's junior foreign minister, told Parliament a Saudi court had ordered Abdul Lateef Naushad's right eye be gouged out after the Saudi citizen, Naif Al-Otaibi, lost his right eye during a fight.

Naushad was arrested in Saudi Arabia soon after the incident in April 2003.

A court in the eastern Saudi city of Dammam recently ruled that under Sharia law Naushad's right eye be removed
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 10, 2005
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