On National Day, Saudi Arabia reminds young people of the crime of harassment and its punishment

On National Day, Saudi Arabia reminds young people of the crime of harassment and its punishment
On National Day, Saudi Arabia reminds young people of the crime of harassment and its punishment

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The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced a list of penalties, including imprisonment and fines for harassment crimes, and cases of stricter penalties.

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And the ministry explained, through its account on “Twitter”, that harassment is: “every statement, act or sign with a sexual connotation, issued by a person towards any other person, that touches his body or honor, or infringes his modesty by any means, including modern technology.” .

The Saudi Ministry of Interior said that the punishment for perpetrators of harassment is “imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years, and a fine of no more than 100,000 riyals, or one of these two penalties.”

And she added, “The punishment is aggravated by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 5 years and a fine of not more than 300,000 riyals, in the event of the repetition of the act or its association, if the victim was a child or a person with special needs, or had direct or indirect authority over the victim.” or if the crime occurred in any of the situations of crisis, disaster or accident, and if the crime occurred in a place of work, study, shelter or care, or if the offender or the victim was of the same sex, and if the victim was asleep or unconscious or in the judgment of that.”

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