Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SAUDI ARABIA: Doctor who botched 7 circumcisions gets 6 months

Gulf News
June 17, 2013

Egyptian doctor convicted of botched surgery

The ENT doctor jailed for six months, barred from practising in Gulf

by Ramadan Al Sherbini

Cairo: A Saudi court has given an Egyptian doctor six months in prison and barred him from working in the kingdom and other Gulf countries after finding him guilty of carrying out botched circumcision operations.

The Islamic Sharia Court in the western Saudi city of Al Madinah also ordered Abdullah Hamzah, a specialist in ear, nose and throat infections, of paying a fine of 100,000 Saudi riyals (Dh97,936). [$US26,600]

Families of seven new-born boys have accused Hamzah of causing damage to their children after carrying out circumcision on them in a private clinic.

The court said that he will not be allowed to leave the kingdom before relevant compensation lawsuits are handled, depending on damage caused to each case.

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