Five Saudi men sentenced to years in prison for holding Valentine’s Day party

Five Saudi men sentenced to years in prison for holding Valentine’s Day party

Five Saudi men sentenced to years in prison for holding Valentine’s Day party

Written by Staff Writer

10 May, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Five Saudi men have been sentenced to thirty two years in prison and 4,500 lashes by a criminal court in Saudi Arabia – for holding a Valentine’s Day party.

The law-breaking men were caught at a rented rest house in the Al-Farouq area of Buraidah Qassim province and accused of holding a party with women who were unrelated to them, drinking and dancing.

Police from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) rounded up the men with the help of security patrols for their offences along with six women on February 14.The men have all admitted to the charges, which include illicit seclusion with unrelated women, dancing and drinking.

A judge will decide the fate of the six women.

Mirror Online

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