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Saudi Arabia: Lawyer Facing Legal Action for Publishing Misleading Information

The lawyer is accused of publishing misleading information about reducing the sentence of a non-final court ruling from five years to six months

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Published on May 10, 2024, 14:22:39

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The Saudi Ministry of Justice has referred a lawyer to the Lawyers Disciplinary Committee under the ministry for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers.

This is due to misleading his social media followers through a post on his X platform, thereby breaching the honor of the legal profession.

The lawyer is accused of publishing misleading information about reducing the sentence of a non-final court ruling from five years to six months.

The ministry stated that the lawyer's post contained propaganda claims with false information regarding a ruling by the Court of Appeal, falsely claiming to reduce the imprisonment from five years to six months. This action is in contravention of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers, including Rule 37.

Rule 37 stipulates that "in the event that a lawyer participates in any activity in the media and advertising, including electronic media, he is obligated to avoid practicing any form of misleading, falsification, deception, or anything that is not befitting the honor of the profession."

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