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Saudi Arabia: Move to name and shame corrupt officials

The Shura council has urged the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) to make public photographs and names of officials found guilty of corruption, and to conduct swift trials, Saudi media have reported. “The Shura agreed that Nazaha must revise its regulations to include defamation as a form of punishment for individuals involved in graft,” assistant president of the council Fahaad Al-Hamad was quoted as saying by Arab News. “The Shura also urged the commission to co-ordinate with government departments to speed up investigation into graft cases and trial for people involved in such cases.”

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