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[EDITORIAL] Woman sentenced to 70 lashes, fine for insulting a man on WhatsApp.

christian nwodo - Monday, March 16, 2015


A woman in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 70 lashes after insulting a man on WhatsApp.
According to Gulfnews,the unnamed 32-year-old will also have to pay a 20,000 Saudi Riyal (£3,604) fine for tarnishing the reputation of the man.
The case was filed at Al Qatif criminal court in eastern Saudi Arabia by the man following an argument.
The 32-year-old whose nationality is not known pleaded guilty to ruining the reputation of the Saudi man through the mobile chat site following an argument between them.

She was also fined £3,600, (SR20,000), for her remarks, reported the Gulf News

According to the country's anti-cyber crime laws any person who commits who defames or inflicts damage upon others through the use of various information technology devices

"shall be subject to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year and a fine not exceeding SR 500,000 or to either punishment."