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22 February 2024

Man kidnapped for refusing to pimp teenager

By Staff

Six Saudis kidnapped their neighbour and photographed him naked after he refused to seduce a boy for them to rape, a local daily reported on Wednesday.

The six grabbed the 20-year-old man in front of his house in the eastern town of Qatif and drove off to a remote area, where they forced him to strip off after he refused their repeated demands to convince a teen-age boy in the same neighbourhood to go with them, Alyoum Arabic language daily said.

“They photographed him naked and threatened him that they would make his pictures public if he tells the police,” the paper said.

It quoted the man as saying he reported the case to the police, who seized the six but released them later on bail.

“They are still sending me text messages threatening me and my family…I told the police again but they are doing nothing,” he said.

Investigators said they had released the six on bail in accordance with the law, which stipulates that those who kidnap people above 15 years old can be freed on bail pending trial. But they added the defendants would be severely punished if they are convicted by court.