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The case of a five-year-old Saudi girl who died after allegedly being beaten by her father has sparked outrage and an online campaign in the kingdom.

The girl, Lama, was the daughter of Fayhan al-Ghamdi, an Islamic preacher who made regular appearances on TV.

He was arrested after Lama’s death in November but was reportedly absolved by the judge in the case.

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Anger over death of Saudi girl after father’s ‘beating’

Five-year-old Lamaa died after being beaten and abused in horrific attack

The case of a five-year-old Saudi girl who died after allegedly being beaten by her father has sparked outrage and an online campaign in the kingdom.

The girl, Lama, was the daughter of Fayhan al-Ghamdi, an Islamic preacher who made regular appearances on TV.

He was arrested after Lama’s death in November but was reportedly absolved by the judge in the case.

The verdict has sparked an online campaign calling for punishment for violence against women and children.

Saudi media reports said that Ghamdi had paid 200,000 riyals ($50,000; £31,500) in “blood money” – a sum that can be paid to relatives of a murder victim and which, if accepted, can replace a death sentence.

The amount is half what would have been necessary if Lama had been male.

The women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif has launched a Twitter campaign using the hashtag “Ana Lama” (Arabic for “I am Lama”) to demand legislation criminalising violence against women or children, the BBC’s Sebastian Usher reports.

A few people have signed up so far, but Saudi activists say it’s unlikely to have much effect, our analyst says.

But with concern over the issue growing, the Saudi authorities have recently said a 24-hour hotline will be set up to take calls about child abuse.

Lama’s mother has said she will pursue the case however she can.

 Saudi preacher,Faihan al Gameri, is said to be a former drug addict who appears on television to speak about how he has changed his life around.

His daughter Lamaa, died after months of suffering in a Saudi Arabian hospital from a hemorrhage due to a fracture to her skull.

But the head trauma wasn’t all that befell the young girl. Her other wounds included burns from a hot iron and broken arms, The International Business Times (IBT) reports. According to shocking articles about the troubling case, al Gameri used whips, electric shocks and an iron to abuse the child prior to her death.

A video report (not in English) of the story provides images of the Lamaa before and after the violent abuse took place:

Following her daughter’s hospitalization in April and while speaking with Al Youm, a daily outlet in Saudi Arabia, the mother spoke out fervently against her ex-husband.

“I appeal for the authorities and human rights groups to support my quest to have my ex-husband and his wife executed for murdering [my] daughter,” she said at the time.

According to EFE, The National Society for Human Rights said that it has opened an investigationinto the alleged abuse.

source: BBC NEWS  and The Blaze