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02 December 2023

Saudi Arabia bans 'gays, tom-boys' from schools

By Staff

Saudi Arabia has decided to bar "gays and tom-boys" from its government schools and universities within a crackdown against the spread of this phenomenon in the conservative Moslem Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper said on Monday.

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most feared law enforcement authority in the oil-rich country, has been asked to enforce the new orders, Sharq Arabic language daily said.

“Instructions have been issued to all public schools and universities to ban the entry of gays and tom boys and to intensify their efforts to fight this phenomenon, which has been promoted by some websites,” it said.

The paper did not make clear who issued those instructions but said gay and tom boy students can go back to schools and universities if they prove they have been corrected and have stopped such practices.

It said high-level orders have been issued to the Commission to immediately enforce the new rules and to step up efforts to combat this phenomenon and other “unacceptable behavior” in public places.

Dad keeps son in jail for 14 years for attacking mom-in-law

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.

I groped her as I thought she felt cold, says interviewer

A 52-year-old Indian partner allegedly molested a friend’s wife who went to him for a job interview, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
MLB, 52, agreed with the victim’s husband, MSH, 25, that he will take latter's wife for an interview.
On December 14, 2011, JSA, 21, Pakistani, drove the MLB's car, from her house to the interview.
On their way, MLB pulled the victim’s leg and asked her to move towards him. She got scared, especially as he told her that he liked to eat sweet and that she should be happy as she was getting a reward, the victim testified.
“I sent an SMS to my husband telling him what MLB did. My husband called and heard the conversation between me and MLB… then he talked to MLB and asked him to return me home and so he did,” she testified.
MSH, the victim’s husband, also testified.
MLB admitted to groping the victim’s leg saying he did that as he felt she felt cold.
The court adjourned the case to April 29.