Saudi hacks off cat's tail for damaging car fan

A Saudi man grabbed a little cat by its tail, leaned it against a wall and used an ax to cut off its tail, accusing it of damaging his car fan.

Saudi newspapers said the first blow failed to sever the tail, prompting the unknown man to hit the cat again and again until its tail fell off its body.

“The man kept hitting the cat which was writing in pain and mewing loudly…after the tail was separated from its body, the man let the cat go,” Sharq daily said.

The paper published a 25-second film on the incident but U-Tube said it had been removed because its contents violated its terms of service.

It quoted the unknown Saudi man as sarcastically telling the cat :”The one who breaks my car fan should have its tail broken.”

8-year jail, 1,800 lashes for attempted rape

A Saudi court sentenced a local university student to eight years in prison and ordered him lashed 1,800 times after he was convicted of trying to rape am Arab baby sitter at his uncle’s home in the Gulf Kingdom.

The woman’s husband had reported the student to the police after his wife told him that he had attacked her and tried to rape her.

“The student was arrested two months after his crime…the court sentenced him to eight years in jail and 1,800 lashes which he will get in batches,” the Arabic language daily Sharq said in a report from the western Red Sea port of Jeddah.

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