Jordan’s public prosecutor has charged a number of people after a 16-year-old boy had his eyes gouged and fingers partly sliced off in an apparent revenge act that has shocked the Arab kingdom.
The mutilation was carried out on Tuesday (Oct 13) in Zarqa, a middle of Islamic conservatism north-east of the capital Amman, after a bunch kidnapped the boy, allegedly in retribution in the direction of the boy’s father, who’s in custody, accused of murder.
Judicial authorities have warned social media prospects in the direction of sharing a video of the assault.
Outraged Jordanians have known as for these accounts to face the demise penalty after security forces talked about this week that they’d arrested the principal perpetrator along with 5 totally different suspects.
Official data firm Petra reported on Friday that the prosecutor has charged an unspecified amount of defendants with kidnapping and tried murder.
King Abdullah II ordered the boy’s change to Amman’s King Hussein Medical Centre, the place he has reportedly undergone eye surgical process and remedy to swimsuit prosthetics, and known as for the strongest approved measures in the direction of these accounts.
Queen Rania termed the assault “an unspeakable atrocity in every respect”.
“How can we undo this heinous crime? How can we mend your parents’ shattered hearts? How can we keep our children safe from the brutality of criminals who lack the most basic morals?” she wrote on Facebook.
Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh has visited the boy in hospital and talked about the case could be dealt with “firmly and according to the rule of law”.