Saudi Police arrested 2 people on harassment videos

Saudi police have arrested two people for sexual harassment within 24 hours of their videos going viral.

Incident 1

The first incident took place in Dammam and was captured by CCTV. A woman was abused from behind by a man as she was leaving the grocery store.

As soon as the voices were raised against the harasser, Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Saud Al-Moajab gave immediate orders for the arrest of the harasser.

The Police spokesman Col. Ziyad Al-Riqaiti did not reveal the identity of both the offender yet it was made clear that they have been arrested.

Incident 2

In another video, a man is seen harassing women sitting inside a vehicle. 

Women in Saudi Arabia should not stay quiet about such incidents. They shall report them and make sure justice is served to them!

According to Noura Shaaban, a member of the Shoura Council: “We live in the reign of King Salman, who has ensured that women must work in a safe environment.”

She also assured that King Salman has issued laws to fight against harassment. 

Punishment for Harassment

The law provides for penalties of up to two years in prison and fines of u year in prison and to pay a fine up to SR 100,000. In case of repeated violations, it would also result in a jail term.

In 2017, a royal decree states that harassment poses danger to society, individuals, and people. It is also against the Islamic laws, and customs of Saudi Arabia, and our cherished traditions.

Source: Arab News

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