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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 08:22 AM
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John Suthers Returns From Saudi Arabia

(CBS4) DENVER Attorney General John Suthers returned from Saudi Arabia this weekend following a 3-day trip to discuss the trial of a man convicted by a Colorado court.

Suthers said he was questioned aggressively by King Abdullah for 3 days about whether Homaidan Al-Turki was treated fairly when he was convicted in Arapahoe County of sexually assaulting an Indonesian maid and keeping her as a virtual slave in his Aurora home.

Suthers said Al-Turki comes from an influential religious family in Saudi Arabia and was portrayed in the media there as a victim.

"One of the brothers of the defendant that I had met sat through the trial and they simply cannot understand that a jury can give credibility to an Indonesian maid," Suthers said. "And the only possible explanation that is some sort of anti-Muslim bias."

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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 08:57 AM
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1. I remember a traffic ticket I had years back
and the Attorney General didn't even fly out to San Fernando Valley to
check out what I thought were some improprieties. I even hinted in a
letter that my grandma had a dream that there were vast reserves of
oil just under our sub division house.

1- Sarcasm indeed
2- This type of abuse is certainly not unknown to anyone who has spent
time in the good 'ol Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am not pre judging
but I am giving a little personal observation about this type of behavior.

A U.S. AG should not be talking to the King about a U.S. court case IMO.
Oh well, I gotta go and gas up the car. Only $2.29 a gal today!
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