Saturday, October 24, 2009
A female journalist in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 60 lashes over a TV show in which a Saudi man described his extra-marital sex life
The program, made by Lebanese satellite network LBC, caused a huge scandal in conservative Saudi Arabia when it was shown. The journalist is one of two female LBC employees who have been arrested. Mazen Abdul Jawad, the Saudi man who talked about how he picked up Saudi women for sex, has already been jailed. Mazen Abdul Jawad provoked outrage by describing his techniques for meeting and having sex with Saudi women. He tearfully apologised but was jailed for five years and sentenced to 1,000 lashes. Three of his friends who appeared on the show got two years each.