Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested an Arab man involved in drawing tattoos on women’s bodies at their homes.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice identified the man after receiving a tip off that he visited women at their homes for hair cuts and tattooing.
A police undercover posting as a private driver of a woman phoned the man and told him his boss wanted him to go to her for tattooing.
“The driver took him to a house prepared by the Commission…when he went in and asked for advance payment, he was arrested,” Alyoum daily said in a report from the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah.
It said the man told police he had been in that career for nearly nine years and that he visit’s Saudi Arabia often for this purpose.
Patient given death certificate at Saudi hospital
A Saudi patient at a hospital in the Gulf kingdom requested a certificate detailing his illness so he can seek treatment at a specialised hospital. When he got the paper, he nearly fell dead.
“I asked for a certificate about my illness and they gave me a death certificate,” the unnamed patient said, quoted by Kabar newspaper.
“It was signed by four doctors and had the hospital official stamp on it…can you believe a man receiving a letter declaring his death while he is still alive…I nearly dropped dead when I read it.”