A 42-year-old Saudi man has been in prison for more than14 years although he was sentenced for three years for attacking his mother-in-law.
The reason is that his father wants him to stay in jail.
A court in the western town of Madina had sentenced the man to three years in prison and 200 lashes for beating up his wife's mother while drunk.
He was also ordered him to pay SR26,000 to his father after setting his car ablaze.
“When he completed his jail term and was about to be released, his father went again to the judge and pleaded that his son remains in jail so he will not attack his wife's mother again,” Kabar newspaper said.
“The judge then decided to keep the man in prison until his father decides that he is corrected…ever since, he has been there indefinitely.”
The paper said the court was instructed this week by minister of social affairs Yousuf Al Othaimin to review the man’s case but gave no other details.
Saudi woman offers SR5 million to find Mr. Right
If you are looking for a rich wife, then read this story. A Saudi woman is offering SR5 million (Dh4.9 million) to get married — even if it is a Misyar marriage.
But wait. The woman has conditions which she will not reveal now. The main thing is that the new husband must “appreciate marriage life.”
The woman published the attractive offer in the Saudi Arabic language magazine Roa, which said applicants can write to it by e mail or fax. The announcement neither mentioned the woman’s name and age nor where she lives.
“Applicants should provide their contact number so the woman will contact them in case she agrees on the marriage,” the magazine said.
It quoted the woman as saying:”It does not matter whether the new husband is attracted to my money as the most important thing is that he must appreciate marriage life and marital duties…I am even ready to accept a Misyar marriage and pay him SRfive million at once…he will live with me in my villa and must accept all my conditions which I will reveal to him later.”
The magazine said the woman was married before but that she divorced her husband “was greedy and wanted only money.”
“I made the wrong choice first time….I want to make the right choice now…my main obsession now is to marry…I am desperate to marry,” the woman said.
Misyar is a marriage contract where couples can live separately but get together regularly, often for sexual relations.
Although permitted in Saudi Arabia and under Islam, Misyar is not popular with many who see it as legal prostitution. Women lose nearly all their rights in a Misyar marriage and nearly 80 per cent of Misyar relationships end in divorce.
Hubby watching porn online finds film starring his wife
An Egyptian man who went online to watch a porno film for the first time got the shock of his life when he found that the woman in the film was his own wife.
The man, identified as Ramadan, instantly collapsed in disbelief on the floor at an internet shop before coming round and rushing home to face his unfaithful wife.
The woman first denied his allegations and started to swear at him, prompting her husband to face her with the film.
Unable to deny it any more, she confessed to have betrayed him with her pre-marriage boy friend, telling him she had never loved him although they had four children during their 16-year marriage.
“I found 11 films showing my wife in indecent scenes with her lover….it was the first time I watched a porno film and I did this just out of curiosity,” Ramadan told Egyptian newspapers at his house in the northeastern province of Dakhalia.
“She first denied it and accused me of being insane before I faced her with the films…she then confessed to be still in love with her boyfriend, saying he is as young as her and that I am an old man.”
Ramadan said he had been happy during his marriage life until he logged on to that website. Newspapers did not say whether he decided to divorce her.
Tailor accused of molesting 7-year-old girl
An expatriate tailor who saw a seven-year-old school girl getting off the bus on her own tried to seduce her into an isolated place inside her building but she rebuffed him. He then forced her inside and molested her.
The 40-year-old tailor told the girl he would carry her up to her apartment but she politely turned down his offer, saying she would use the lift.
He then grabbed her hand and dragged her under the stairs beneath the first floor and kissed her cheek.
“He then caressed sensitive parts of her body before letting her go…he told her not to tell anyone but she cried and ran away…she told her elder sister, who phoned her father,” Albayan daily said.
The paper said the man had been arrested on charges of molesting a child but did not identify him.
A Romeo-Juliet story in Saudi
Two Saudi families who employ a Filpina housemaid and a Filipino driver decided to re-enact the famous Romeo and Juliette play by English playwright William Shakespeare but with a happy ending.
Instead of drinking poison and unite in death after failing to marry in life, the Philippine couple drank beverage to mark their wedding following an18-year love story that swept through the two families and most of their neghbourhood in the Saudi capital Riyadh. The wedding was funded by the Saudi families.
“It was in contrast with the image characterizing Saudi families that they mistreat their maids,” the Arabic language daily Sharq said.
“The employers of the Filipina maid and their neighbours who employ the Filipino driver met and decided to stage a big wedding for the couple…it was held in a rest house and attended by many people, mostly maids and drivers.”
The paper said the marriage was arranged by the Philippine embassy in Riyahd, adding that the two Saudi families decided to allow the maid and her new husband to meet regularly in a way that will interfere with their jobs.”