When a Saudi woman threatened to report her husband’s pre-marriage affairs to stop him from having a second wife, he simply called her bluff, apparently not expecting punishment for teenage sexual adventures. He was wrong.
After seeing tapes showing him in obscene acts with women in other countries before his marriage, a court sentenced him to nine months in jail and ordered him lashed 100 times in public. Instead of feeling triumphant, the wife regretted it.
The unnamed husband was preparing to travel to another Arab country to get married again when his wife stumbled across photographs and films showing him in obscene acts with prostitutes outside Saudi Arabia.
When he rebuffed her pleas not to travel and have a second wife, she handed the pictures and films to the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, Saudi Arabia’s feared Islamic police.
“When the judge saw the pictures, he ordered the arrest of the man just before his travel…the man told court that those films were shot when he was young before his marriage,” the Arabic language daily Alsaudeh said.
“But the judge sentenced him to nine months in prison and ordered him lashed 100 times…although she deprived him from his honey moon in a new marriage, his wife said she made a big mistake by reporting him as he has been nice to her…but she admitted that she did this to stop him from marrying again.”
The paper said the court also fined the husband SR9,000 (USD 2,399) and ordered all the tapes destroyed. It did not say where the man lives in Saudi Arabia.