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The National Society for Human Rights has followed up what was circulated on social media about the death of a child during the implementation of the removal of encroachments in Al-Harjah Governorate, south of the Asir region, and the Society has offered its sincere condolences and sympathy to the child’s family.

In addition, the Society stresses the importance of what was issued by His Royal Highness, the Emir of Asir region, regarding verifying the causes of the child’s death and holding accountable everyone who is proven to have caused this.

The Society has also demanded that the relevant authorities, including the committees to remove encroachments in the regions, should take into account the circumstance. To illustrate, there should be a distinction between someone who has built a shelter or a house to shelter his family and has no place else, and those who intend to infringe on white lands and state property with the aim of earning and profit.

In the first case, the removal should not take place except after providing alternative housing for the family, because the implementation of the system requires that the harm that will appear should not be more severe.

Moreover, the Chairman of the Society, Dr. Mufleh Rabian Al-Qahtani, has said that the perpetrators must not deal violently with those who have issued against them the removal decisions, and those against whom these decisions are issued must comply with them and follow the regular methods in claiming their rights.