A land of harsh justice: Saudis administer a beating in a case unrelated to the party in Jidda.
Four hundred thirty-three foreigners were arrested by Saudi Arabia’s religious police for attending a party that served alcohol and allowed men and women to dance together. So far, 20 have been sentenced to lashings and months of prison time.
Los Angeles Times:
A Saudi Arabian judge sentenced 20 foreigners to lashings and several months in prison after convicting them of attending a party where alcohol was served and men and women danced, a newspaper reported.
The defendants were among 433 foreigners, including 240 women, arrested by the kingdom’s religious police for attending the party in Jidda, the state-guided newspaper Okaz said. It did not identify the foreigners, give their nationalities or say when the party took place.