King: Judiciary is independent

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman addresses judges, in the presence of Justice Minister Waleed Al-Samaani, second right, Crown Prince Muqrin and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman addresses judges, in the presence of Justice Minister Waleed Al-Samaani, second right, Crown Prince Muqrin and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)


Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman said on Tuesday that the Kingdom has an independent judiciary based on the Qur’an and Sunnah since the formation of the country under King Abdul Aziz.

There was no question the country’s system was impartial, said the king at a meeting with various representatives of the Kingdom’s judiciary at Al-Yamamah Palace.

The top lawmakers and representatives who attended the reception included Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Waleed Al-Samaani, President of the Board of Grievances Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Nassar, Chief of the Supreme Court Ghaihab bin Mohammed Al-Ghaihab, President of the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution Mohammed bin Fahd Al-Abdullah, and other members of the Supreme Judicial Council.

Al-Samaani thanked King Salman on behalf of the judges, the ministry’s employees and the council for supporting the creation of a strong and independent courts system. He said the judges were happy with recent decrees issued by the king to help citizens.

Crown Prince Muqrin, deputy premier, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, second deputy premier and interior minister, were also present at the reception.


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