Police arrest 3 girls for being naked under ‘abaya’
Police have arrested three girls — all GCC nationals, one of whom is a minor — for wearing no clothes except abayas at a café in a commercial complex in Salmiya, the Al-Rai daily reported.
According to the newspaper report, a boy reportedly told his mother that he saw a naked girl in the café and the mother then noticed the three girls and called the Operations Department of the Interior Ministry.
The three girls told police that they had consensual sex in an apartment, consumed alcohol and got drunk. The girls added that when they regained their consciousness, they came to the café to have coffee.
Police made a phone call to the father of the two GCC girls, but he said he could not come to Kuwait as he was busy. The girls were referred to the Criminal Investigations Department.
Preacher accused of molesting boy
Saudi Islamic authorities are interrogating a mosque preacher accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy studying at a local Quran memorization centre following a complaint by his parents, a newspaper said on Monday.
The parents lodged a complaint at the Islamic Affairs department in the western town of Madina after they were told by their son about the preacher’s advances on him, the Arabic language daily Alanba said.
“We intend to take the case to the police and I can assure you that this preacher represents only himself not a group of preachers who we are proud of,” the Department head Mohammed Al Khatari said.
Man gets 15 years, 1500 lashes for sorcery
A Saudi court sentenced an African man to 15 years in jail and 1,500 lashes with the whip for embezzling money from many people through sorcery.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice arrested the unidentified man, in his 50s, following complaints by many of his victims in various cities in the Gulf Kingdom.
"They seized him red handed after setting a trap for him in Riyadh…they found talismans, herbs, hair and other items used in his fraudulent activities,” Ajel Arabic language daily said.
Man stabbed by sister’s molesters
An Egyptian man was admitted to hospital in Kuwait with serious injuries after he was stabbed by four local men molesting his sister.
The 23-year-old man rushed down from his first level apartment in Kuwait City after hearing his sister, 20, screaming for help.
“They were touching her body at the entrance of the building without any consideration to other people in the area,” Alanba daily said.
“Her brother rushed down but they attacked him and stabbed him three times in the belly as he tried to defend his sister's honour…police have launched a manhunt for the four based on descriptions given by the girl.”
Child’s rapist exposed by boy’s crying
An old Saudi man arrested by police for raping a seven-year-old boy denied the charge and told them to look for another underdog. But when they put the man in a line and asked the boy to identify his rapist, it was just a few seconds before the boy plunged into a crying fit.
"The little boy immediately recognized his rapist and burst into crying…police decided it was a sufficient evidence,” Ajel newspaper said.
"The case was also supported by medical tests which showed the man’s DNA was compatible with that found at the crime scene…the man was also found to have a record in sodomy, drugs and alcohol,” the paper added in a report from the central province of Qaseem.
Filipino-run vice ring busted in Saudi
Saudi Arabia’s most feared religious police busted a vice ring run by a Filipino man who used his company living quarters to start the prostitution business, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had watched the employee at the media firm in Riyadh for several days before their suspicions were confirmed when they saw several Philippine and Indonesian women come to his house late night.
“After raiding the house, they found a Yemeni man with an Indonesian woman…they also found several bottles of liquor made by the Filipino man at his house,” Kabar Arabic language daily said.
78,000 Tramadol pills seized
Dubai police seized three Arab men as they tried to sell nearly 78,000 Tramadol pills they claimed to have found on top of a hotel in the emirate, press reports said on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip off, police arrested the three at a bus station in Dubai and seized thousands of the narcotic-like pain reliever pills in their car.
“One of them revealed a surprise when he said that he had found the stuff in bags hidden on top of the hotel where he works,” said Major General Abdul Jalil Al Mahdi, director of the Dubai drugs combat department.
Quoted by the Dubai-based Arabic language daily Emarat Alyoum, he said further raids by police in their apartments in Dubai and Sharjah resulted in the seizure of more pills, adding that they confessed to trying to sell the drugs.
The defendants include a 31-year-old decoration employee, identified as ST, a 32-year-old hotel employee, AM, and another decoration worker with the same age, identified as HA.
A criminal court in Abu Dhabi is trying a 15-year-old boy accused of sneaking into a house and kissing two teenage girls before he was caught by their father, a newspaper reported on Monday.
The prosecution accused the unnamed boy of entering a house in the capital and molesting two girls but the he denied the charges, saying they let him in.
“The boy confessed to entering the house and kissing the two girls,” the paper said. “But he told the judge that the let him in and that it was not the first time that he goes into that house and kiss them.”