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Men sentenced to jail, would receive lashes over harassing women in Saudi Arabia

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A Saudi Arabian court sentenced three young men to 75 days in jail along with 50 lashes over  harassing two women in public.

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The accused appealed the court asking for a lighter punishment, while the public prosecutor suggested tougher punish to the crime that committed.

The case that shocks the Kingdom had started in July after a group of vagabonds tried to harass two veil women   who were having a walk alongside the cornice in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah.

the defendants were amidst the bunch of adolescents pursuing the two ladies one of whom was fully covered with veil and the other with only the upper half of her face displaying.

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The mobile-captured video shows that the ladies requested with the rough boys to leave stop following them, but their appeal did not work.

The video clip went viral on social media soon after its being uploaded on the internet, provoking social media users to call for sturdy action against such elements.

Meanwhile, in the light of social media reports, up to 2,700 cases against females are recorded every year in Saudi Arabia out of which two thirds are committed by Saudis, while the rest by expatriates.

Here is the clip:

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