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Saudi to be prosecuted for calling expat doctor a ‘black slave’

Attacked doctor (in grey) and Dr. Al Rabia (in traditional clothes) Source: Twitter/SaudiMOH

Late on Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced that its officials will take legal action against a Saudi national who launched a racist rant at a Sudanese doctor because the latter refused to give him a fake sick leave letter.

A two-minute audio of the rant, which was allegedly recorded on a mobile phone, is now widely spreading on social media.

In it, the racist Saudi man can be heard verbally abusing the doctor, calling him a ‘black slave’ and a ‘filthy animal.’

In their statement on the matter, Saudi’s Ministry of Health said that authorities have identified the attacker and he will be prosecuted.

Officials added that the person who recorded and shared the audio will soon be identified and will also be charged.

In the few hours after the audio went viral, Saudi Arabia’s Health Minister, Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabia, released a statement thanking the expat doctor for his adamance on applying the ministry’s rules.

Al Rabia also added that attacks of this nature will never be tolerated by anyone in the kingdom.

A sickening rant

Outrage on social media

The offensive rant hasn’t only angered authorities in the kingdom, it also sparked outrage among people on social media.

As soon as the recorded audio began to make the rounds online, thousands took to Twitter, responding to it via the now-viral hashtag: ‘A racist man attacks a doctor.’

Authorities take action and meet attacked doctor

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معالي وزير الصحة يستقبل الطبيب الذي تعرض لإعتداء لفظي بعد رفضه طلب غير نظامي بصرف إجازة مرضية بمركز صحي في الرياض.

Soon after Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabia issued a statement condemning the racist attack, he also met with the Sudanese doctor in his office, reiterating his stand on the matter.

In a video that is now circulating on social media, Al Rabia is seen praising the doctor for the way he handled the entire situation, promising him that proper action will be taken against the perpetrator of the attack.

Full article: http://stepfeed.com/a-saudi-national-will-be-prosecuted-for-calling-an-expat-doctor-a-black-slave-6792

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