Medic gets 1500 lashes

CAIRO - Egypt yesterday barred doctors from taking up jobs in Saudi Arabia after an Egyptian medic was sentenced to 1500 lashes and 15 years in jail for allegedly turning a Saudi princess into a drug addict.

CAIRO - Egypt yesterday barred doctors from taking up jobs in Saudi Arabia after an Egyptian medic was sentenced to 1500 lashes and 15 years in jail for allegedly turning a Saudi princess into a drug addict.

Manpower and immigration minister Aisha Abdel Hadi has "stopped issuing work permits to Egyptian doctors in Saudi Arabia until the end of the crisis," the independent Al-Masry al-Youm newspaper said.

Rauf Amin, 53, was sentenced for giving the princess morphine. - Sapa-AFP

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