Kingdom affirms its keenness to embody all its values of tolerance and brotherhood

Thursday 1441/7/10 - 2020/03/05
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Geneva, March 04, 2020, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed its keenness to embody all the values of tolerance, brotherhood and justice, calling for dialogue, and rejecting extremism and violence, and fighting terrorism, and taking an effective and influential role to address the phenomenon of terrorism by taking many necessary measures, including security and intellectual confrontation with the importance of adhering to the protection and promotion of the human rights.
This came in the Kingdom's speech delivered by the head of the Human Rights Section of the Kingdom's delegation to the United Nations, Meshaal Bin Ali Al-Balawi, before the Human Rights Council at its 43rd session held in Geneva, during the discussion of protecting human rights in the context of combating terrorism.
Al-Balawi said, the Kingdom has established an (intellectual war) center that is concerned with confronting the roots of extremism and terrorism, and entrenching the correct concepts of Islam, as it protects young people around the world from extremism through preventive and therapeutic programs.
Al-Balawi added, it is on the regional and international level that the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal), which was inaugurated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 2017 AD is one of the components of the institutional framework for combating terrorism, as it is concerned with monitoring and analyzing extremist thought to confront and prevent it in cooperation with relevant countries and organizations.
Al-Balawi explained that the judiciary in the Kingdom gave those accused in terrorism cases and its financing all the guarantees that Islamic law preserved for them, which are in line with international human rights instruments.
02:26 LOCAL TIME 23:26 GMT