SAUDI ARABIA: A video has gone viral on social media in Saudi Arabia,where a baby girl is being slapped and violently shaken, reportedly by her father, triggering angry calls for prompt action.
The baby’s mother had posted the video who called for assistance to rescue her daughter from the torture being inflicted by the father.She said that she was a Syrian national and that the father was a Saudi citizen and that he had custody of their one-month old daughter, implying they were separated.
“I urge every official and every lawyer to protect my daughter from torture,” the mother tweeted.In the area of Makkah, in western Saudi Arabia,the baby-slapping happened, she added.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, Khalid Abu Al Khail, said that he saw the mother’s plea and asked her to contact him to give him more details about the situation and launch the procedures about the case to take necessary and immediate action.
Online users expressed outrage over the clip and called for prompt action to help the daughter and assist the mother.
“This man is worse than a cruel beast,” Khalid, a user, commented. “Those who have no mercy in their hearts should be severely punished and kept away from society.”
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