Saudi forces seen violently attacking orphanage for girls in Khamis Mushait

Saudi forces seen violently attacking orphanage for girls in Khamis Mushait

Saudi security forces stormed an orphanage in Khamis Mushait, Asir, and brutally assaulted orphans, video clips circulated by activists on social media showed the incident.

The secretly recorded footage and photos captured the moment Saudi police stormed the girls’ orphanage to punish striking female workers who had previously demanded their workers’ and social rights.

Social media activists shared the videos and images from the incident that took place inside an orphanage southwestern Saudi Arabia, sparking widespread condemnation.

One of the videos showed a number of masked individuals and several security personnel entering the Social Education House in the Asir region in the widely circulated video clip, which was later republished by a Saudi newspaper.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the authorities opened an investigation after videos purportedly showed security forces beating women at an orphanage in the Kingdom’s southwest.

The governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir region formed a committee to probe the beatings captured in the online video and “refer the case to the competent authorities,” Saudi Press Agency reported. It was not immediately clear what led to the incident or when it took place.

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