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02 October 2023

Saudi actor caught in an 'obscene act' with boy

By Staff

Saudi police arrested a well known local TV actor after catching him in an “obscene act” with a 13-year-old boy, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

“The actor was caught red handed with the boy in a deserted area…he is still being interrogated by the competent authorities,” the Arabic language daily Sharq said in a report from the eastern province of Ihsa.

Sharq did not identify the actor but said he had acted in many TV episodes in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, mainly the popular Tash sitcom.

Tash is a critical social episode broadcast in Saudi Arabia and many other countries in the region during the Moslem fasting month of Ramadan over the past 17 years. It has triggered controversy many times over its bold handing of some social and religious subjects.

Pakistani vice ring busted in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police smashed a prostitution ring involving six Pakistani women and two male pimps from the same country.

Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice raided a house in the western town of Makkah following a tip off and seized the six women, aged between 30 and 50 years.

“They also arrested two men for pimping….they told police they charge SR100 for one woman per hour and SR400 per night,” Kabar daily said.

Teens sentenced to washing police cars for fighting

A Saudi judge went out of his way and sentenced three boys to washing police cars daily for one month after they were involved in a fight.

The three were arrested by police after a scuffle in which they used fists, rocks and pens. Two of them suffered from light injuries.

“The judge gave them an alternative sentence on the grounds it was a minor case…he ordered the three to wash police cars every day for one month,” Sabq daily said in a report from the southwestern town of Raniya.