50 People Have Been Arrested Over Two Days On Harassment Charges In Saudi Arabia

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Police in Saudi Arabia has arrested 50 people on various charges of harassment earlier this week.

The arrests took place in Riyadh over December 24th and 25th

The arrests took place after complaints from a number of citizens and residents were made and evidence was found. Evidence was discovered against the 50 that are arrested.

The violations included wearing inappropriate clothes in public areas

In 2017, a royal decree stated that “considering the dangers sexual harassment poses and its negative impact on the individual, the family and society along with its contradiction of Islamic principles, our customs and traditions,” the Interior Ministry “shall prepare a draft law to tackle sexual harassment.”

In May 2018, the Shoura Council and the Cabinet approved legislation, drafted by the ministry and instructed by King Salman, that criminalized sexual harassment.

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