Paralysis is not the only brutal punishment that has been passed. Add eye-gouging, tooth extraction, and death to the list. Furthermore, this is not the first time a paralysis as punishment sentence has made headlines in Saudi Arabia.
In 2010, local media reported the case of a 22-year-old man who was paralyzed in a fight requested paralysis as punishment for the man he’d fought with.
The Saudi Ministry of Justice denied paralysis had ever been considered as punishment in that case.