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Saudi judicial council describes its judges as independent

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Sheikh Salman Al-Nashwan, the Secretary-General of the Saudi Supreme Judicial Council, stressed in an exclusive interview with Al-Arabiya the independence of the judiciary in Saudi Arabia and that the judges only abide by the Islamic Sharia in the verdicts they issue. Sheikh Al-Nashwan talked in the interview about the course of the trials of the terrorists who were sentenced to death and ... about the principle of the total independence of the judiciary. That principle was emphasized in Article 46 of the same system, as it stipulates that the judicial system and the judiciary in Saudi Arabia are totally independent and that the only domination which the judges may come under in their verdicts is only that of the Islamic Sharia.