Saudi decision on filming inside the two holy mosques
Baghdad - Agencies
Saudi authorities decided Friday to ban filming inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, in observance of religious rituals.
The Saudi newspaper Okaz said the decision was "an act of reverence for God's worship and respect for the feelings of pilgrims and pilgrims." Saudi authorities called on those who carry out Hajj and Umrah campaigns to falsely warn the holy mosques of these instructions.
Sources told Okaz newspaper that the decision came after the shooting inside the two mosques in Al-Shuhra caused the worshipers to stir up their feelings.
The decision to ban photography includes ordinary cameras, television or video cameras, and the authorities noted that violating these instructions will lead to the confiscation of the material that was photographed and the imaging tool if necessary.
In another context, the criminal court in Saudi Arabia closed the case of the downfall of the Haram al-Makki, in support of the ruling issued by the Mecca District Court acquitted 13 defendants, including the "bin Laden" group, according to the newspaper "Okaz" Saudi Arabia.
The court relied on the acquittal to the effect that the day of the downfall was an official holiday, the crane was in a safe and secure position, and none of the accused was proved negligent and it was ascertained that they had taken all necessary precautions.