Saudi authorities search for teacher who whipped pupils

Saudi authorities are searching for a Koran memorization teacher who was caught on camera using a power cable to whip his students inside a mosque.

The YouTube film, published in Sada and other Saudi newspapers, showed the teacher lashing at his students and whipping them with the cable during a lesson at the mosque.

The film has triggered furor after it was carried on social networks, with many viewers calling for the punishment of the teacher.

Sada Arabic language daily said the Saudi Human Rights Commission is looking for the teacher to hand him over to authorities.

“We call on anyone who has information about this teacher and the mosque’s location to provide it to the Commission so the teacher will be prosecuted and punished,” the Commission said in a statement carried by Sada.

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