Debunking the myth of the Saudi Arabian 'human wolf'
Seventy-six pieces of evidence have been presented against a Saudi man dubbed the 'human wolf' who allegedly kidnapped and raped several girls back in 2011, to Jeddah General Court after recording several objections.
The evidence included DNA test results, the testimonies of a number of victims and the contents of an apartment identified by the victims, Al-Hayat daily reported on Monday.
The case is being reviewed at the General Court after it was referred back from Makkah Appeals Court with some feedback on the defendant’s death sentence that was issued months before.
The man was accused of kidnapping girls, beating them, forcing them into his house and raping them. He has denied all allegations and said the evidence was falsified.
Some evidence included a confession by one of the victims who said her attacker was dark-skinned, which the defendant said was evidence of his innocence because he had a lighter skin complexion.
The man’s trial came after months of investigation by the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) into the case, which has gripped Saudi society.
The BIP has accused the 42-year-old Saudi man of kidnapping eight girls aged six to 12, beating them, forcing them into his house, forcing some to drink alcohol, watching pornographic clips and raping them.
The prosecutor had called for the death sentence.
The man’s DNA matched samples taken from one of the victim’s clothes, the court heard.
In addition, CCTV footage also appeared to show some of the victims being kidnapped.