Saudi Man Jailed After Bragging About Sex on TV
He earns 5 years and 1,000 lashes
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2009 2:37 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A Saudi man has been sentenced to 5 years in jail and 1,000 lashes after boasting about his sexual promiscuity on a TV show. Broadcast in July, it features the man displaying sex toys and talking up his exploits. Three friends who appeared on camera got 2-year sentences, notes the BBC. The man's lawyer plans to appeal, saying the TV station—its Saudi office is now closed—is to blame.


“My client has been presented to the people as a scapegoat to cover up the real culprit.”

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reasonator
Oct 8, 2009 12:59 PM CDT
First, reader, I said NOT a military war. Second, I'll take individual liberty, with its problems, over heavy handed theocratic rule any day. I am only advocating expressing one value on them -- an individual's freedom to do anything he/she wants as long as it doesn't harm someone else. The other things you mentioned, like fathers screwing daughters, are not values that even we accept or propose. So you're all confused on what I'm talking about.
reasonator
Oct 8, 2009 12:53 PM CDT
Yes, netstorm, bur our more enlightened and free-from-religion beliefs are better than their theocratic persecute-people-for-talking-about-sex beliefs. None of this relativism stuff where all beliefs are equal, please. Now, if you think we should not bother with other countries, even when they are backward, then that's a legitimate position, but as the world becomes smaller, via technologies, I'm not sure how much we can isolate ourselves from the rest of the world. Plus, I care about other people's liberty and want to keep them from being persecuted.