The Egyptian engineer, Ali Abu Al-Qasem, collapsed during the ruling of the Saudi Criminal Court, with his 25 years imprisonment. His wife revealed the details of what happened to him in the court session.
Abu Al-Qasim’s wife, whose sentence was reduced from execution to 25 years in prison, said that as soon as the verdict was issued against him, her husband screamed and said to the judge: “Put your hand at your hand!
The wife confirmed that her husband could not stop crying inside the court after the verdict was issued, as he confirmed to her in a phone call. He will never get out of prison and will never return to Egypt.
The engineer, sentenced to 25 years in prison and a 100,000 riyal fine, added, “I authorize my order to our Lord, but it is he who can show my innocence.”
The Saudi Criminal Court sentenced him to 25 years in prison, accusing him of creating a gang formation aimed at bringing drugs to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian Minister of Immigration
For her part, the Egyptian Minister of Immigration, Nabila Makram, announced that the ministry has followed closely the case of the Egyptian engineer, Ali Abu al-Qasim, in Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry stated that the ruling of the Tabuk Criminal Court is accepted for appeal in two stages, the stage of the Court of Appeal, and then before the Court of Cassation, according to the appeal system followed before the Saudi judiciary.
The ministry said that within the framework of full cooperation and continuous coordination, the minister contacted the Egyptian Attorney General, Counselor Hamada Al-Sawy. Who confirmed that the judgment issued is a judgment of the first degree and opens the door to appeal, explaining that the reasons for the judgment will be presented when it is deposited.
Nabila Makram affirmed respect for the judicial rulings in Saudi Arabia, appreciating the technical cooperation between the judicial and parliamentary authorities between Egypt and the Kingdom and following the legal procedures. This succeeded in stopping the previous death sentence and returning the case to circulation again before the Saudi court until the issuance of the last ruling.
The Tabuk Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia had issued a ruling to cancel the death penalty against the Egyptian engineer, Ali Abu Al-Qasim, who was convicted in a drug trafficking case. The court sentenced the Egyptian citizen to 25 years in prison, while he maintains his innocence.
The Egyptian engineer, Ali Abu Al-Qassem, faced the death penalty for receiving agricultural equipment in 2016 that contained narcotic tablets coming from Egypt. During his work in one of the contracting companies affiliated to Saudi Customs.
The Cairo Criminal Court had issued a life sentence against three of those convicted in the case, while it acquitted 3 others. They were charged with trafficking in drugs and smuggling them abroad with insulting the Egyptian engineer.
And in last Sunday’s session, the Saudi prosecution insisted that there is no new evidence requiring a change in the sentence against the Egyptian engineer. Despite the Cairo Criminal Court ruling.
The wife of the Egyptian engineer confirmed her adherence to her husband’s innocence, before the Wednesday session that finally closed the curtain on that case, which has entered its fifth year.
The Egyptian engineer, Ali Abu al-Qasim, comes from the Aswan governorate and is the father of two children, and he worked in Saudi Arabia beginning in 2007. Before things turned with him upside down in 2016, he is arrested in the case of the agricultural stomach, charges of drug trafficking are brought against them, and he is sentenced to death.
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