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Saudi man gets 10-year jail, 2,000 lashes for dancing in public

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Update: 2013-10-03 08:00:21

DHAKA: A Saudi court has sentenced four men to up to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for dancing ‘naked’ in public.

Media reported on Thursday, says The Straits Times.

In a video posted on YouTube, several men appear dancing atop a vehicle in the ultra-conservative province of Qassim. None seemed naked.

The court in Buraydah, Qassim’s provincial capital, sentenced one defendant to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes, and another to seven years in prison and 1,200 lashes, Al-Sharq newspaper reported in what media have dubbed the ‘naked dancing’ case.

Their two companions were jailed for three years and sentenced to 500 lashes each, it said.

BDST: 1759 HRS, OCT 03, 2013
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