A man in Saudi not only got sentenced to ten months in prison but SO many more after threatening a girl after receiving photos of her.
According to The Court of Appeal in the Makkah region, since extortion is obvs illegal in Saudi that the man would not just go to prison for almost a year but deal with a SAR 100,000 fine.
It doesn’t stop there..
Mhm, praise the judicial system for they’ve also served the man an immediate cancellation on all his mobile data contracts.
What a step and move in the right direction!
Saudi is progressing and putting women’s rights at the forefront
Apart from the many reforms intended to serve the women of the Kingdom, this case is a finite example of how just how Saudi is prioritising women’s rights.
Private matters like this have long been a serious issue in the Gulf region, with women usually afraid to come forward and The Court’s position on the penalisation shows how far things have changed.
Multiple men are even standing behind their Saudi sisters on this one
“He deserves it, he’s not even a man.”
يستاهل ولا هو برجال بعد
— صالح (@Hass73k) January 14, 2019
“He deserves it. This should happen to all the people who do the same thing, 10 months and more.”
يستاهل يارب يكون مصير كل واحد يعمل هيك مصيره هيك وازود
— Firas???????? (@firasalsore) January 14, 2019
While some believe it is both the man and the woman’s fault
“Unfortunately only the guy has been punished, the girl is supposed to be punished too cause she sent pictures and put herself in this situation.”
للأسف الشاب يعاقب وصاحب المشكله يسلم المفروض البنت اللي تتعاقب لانها الي ارسلت الصور ورضت على نفسها الاهانه والله لو طبق القانون على الجميع راح تقل هالمشاكل
— Khalid (@Khalid62665382) January 14, 2019
‘Are they not going to punish her? They both made mistakes’
وهي مش حكمة عليها المحكمه ؟؟ لآن الخطأ منهم الأثنين
— ????????شجّرة الدر ???????? (@nourah801) January 14, 2019
But the dish was serves best by this user
…who said that this occurrence would live as a lesson for others.
كفو عبره لغيره
— mohamed (@Abomshal909) January 14, 2019