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THE DAILY STAR :: News :: Local News :: Saudi court sentences Lebanese to year in jail, 200 lashes

THE DAILY STAR :: News :: Local News :: Saudi court sentences Lebanese to year in jail, 200 lashes
BEIRUT: A court in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah sentenced an unidentified Lebanese man to one year in prison and 200 lashes after he was convicted of drawing tattoos on the bodies of Saudi women and being a women’s hairdresser, a Saudi newspaper said Tuesday.

Al-Madina newspaper reported that the district court also fined the man.

The article said the Lebanese man, known as "The King of Tattoos" was arrested when a member of the Squad for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice pretended to be a driver for one of his female clients.

The squad confiscated a bag in his possession which contained several lotions, some for weight loss, others for eliminating skin discoloration from the knees, and yet others for breast lifting, massage and enhancement. They also confiscated artificial eye lashes and products for hair coloring.

The Saudi paper also said that when the m…

Russia Criticizes Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Record

Russia Criticizes Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Record

Hilarity Ensues as Russia Criticizes Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Record

By Mark Adomanis

July 17, 2012 "Forbes" --  If you want to find proof of the rank hypocrisy and double standards that underlie international relations in general and the argument over Syria in particular, you could do an awful lot worse than to examine the recent spat between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Saudi Arabia, despite it’s recent embrace of the cause of democracy and freedom in Syria, is and has been for the past 80 odd years one of the most violently repressive and backwards societies in the world: an absolute dictatorship replete with “morality police” and various other kinds of religious totalitarians.*