Saudi King Abdullah appointed a new Supreme Court chief on Tuesday after a royal order to reshuffle the 20-member council of Saudi senior scholars.
The royal order ended the service of the President of the Supreme Court, Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz al-Kulliyah, who asked to be relieved.
Sheikh Ghayhab bin Muhammad bin Abdullah al-Ghayhab was appointed as the head of the Supreme Court with the rank of minister.
The royal order re-constituted the Senior Scholars Council of the Grand Mufti with Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah as president, and the following other sheikhs as members:
1- Sheikh Saleh bin Muhammad al-Luhaidan
2- Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Fawzan al-Fawzan
3- Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Ibrahim Al al-Sheikh
4- Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulrahman al-Hussain
5- Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmohsen al-Turki
6- Sheikh Abdullah bin Suleiman bin Manie
7- Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid
8- Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Mutlaq
9- Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Sir Mubaraki
10- Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul-Karim bin Abdulaziz Al-Issa
11- Sheikh Dr. Abdul-Wahhab bin Ibrahim Abu Suleiman
12- Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saad al-Khunain
13- Sheikh Dr. Yaaqoub bin Abdulwahab bin Yousuf al-Bahussein
14- Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz al-Kulliyah
15- Sheikh Mohammed bin Hassan bin Abdulrahman bin Abdullatif Al al-Sheikh
16- Sheikh Dr. Ali Abbas bin Othman Hakami
17- Sheikh Dr. Abdul-Karim bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Khudair
18- Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Mukhtar Muhammad
19- sheikh Dr. Qais bin Muhammad bin Abdullatif Al Al-Sheikh Mubarak
20- Sheikh Dr. Saad bin Turki al-Khathlan
The royal order appointed Sheikh Salman bin Nashwan as secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Magistracy with the rank of chief of the Court of Appeals, replacing Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Yahya.