Saudi court jails four young men for up to TEN YEARS and sentences them to thousands of lashes for naked dance on car

  • One of the men was jailed for 10 years  and sentenced to 2,000 lashes
  • Another got seven years and 1,200 lashes  while two others received three years and 500 lashes

By  Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 08:30 EST, 4  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 09:01 EST, 4 October 2013

A Saudi Arabian man has been jailed for 10  years and sentenced to 2,000 lashes after a film of him dancing naked on the  roof of a car was posted online.

Another man, who is believed to have made the  film, received seven years in prison and 1,200 lashes.

Two others were jailed for three years and  sentenced to 500 lashes each.

 

The incident took place in Borayda, the capital of al-Qasseem province, north-west of the capital Riyadh (pictured) 

The incident took place in Borayda, the capital of  al-Qasseem province, north-west of the capital Riyadh (pictured)

 

The public prosecutor in the case reportedly  objected to what he described as ‘light sentences’.

The four men men were charged with ‘dancing  on a vehicle in public’ and ‘violating public morals’, following the incident in  Borayda, the capital of al-Qasseem province, north-west  of the capital Riyadh.

A video of the incident was posted online,  media reports say. It is not clear whether the men were caught in the act or  traced by the video.

All have been given the right to  appeal.

Al-Qasseem province is notoriously  conservative and religious police there are said to be the most strict in the  kingdom.

Under Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of  Islam, instances of public indecency are considered serious offences,

The law prohibits the playing of music,  dancing and many movies also are a concern for hard-liners who believe they  violate religious and moral values.

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