Dance naked on the roof of a car... that's a paddling... correction whipping

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Saudi Man Reportedly Given 2,000 Lashes, 10 Years In Prison For Dancing Naked On Roof Of Car

A Saudi man was sentenced to 2,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for dancing naked on the roof of a car and posting the video online, according to multiple reports.

Three other men were also sentenced to three to seven years in jail and hundreds of lashes each for the incident, Agence France-Presse reported, citing Arabic-language paper Al-Sharq.

The four men were hit with a number of charges, including "encouraging vice" and violating public morality, according to the report.

The prosecutor in the case, which was heard by a judge in Saudi Arabia's conservative Al-Qassem province, reportedly objected to the sentences for being "too lenient," Gulf News notes.

The video was reportedly circulated widely on the Internet, but could not be found by The Huffington Post.

Saudi Arabia, a majority Sunni Muslim country that is an ally of the United States, imposes a draconian code of religious law on its citizens that many in the West and elsewhere have criticized for overly harsh punishments. In the recent past, Saudi Arabian courts have sentenced a group of men to death for stealing, another man to prison for kissing in public, and in a particularly egregious incident, a man who had paralyzed a friend by stabbing him to be paralyzed himself.
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Seems reasonable...
 
#4
Another reasonable story...

Morocco teens held for kissing photo on Facebook

A Moroccan teenage boy and girl have been arrested for posting an online photograph of themselves kissing.

The couple - aged 14 and 15 - had their picture taken by a friend outside their school in the north-eastern town of Nador and posted it on Facebook.

They were held for violating public decency after a local newspaper printed the photo. The couple are due appear before a juvenile court next week.

A campaign to post a million copycat photos was later launched in protest.
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SatansCheerledr

Ideologically Unsound
#5
None of this is going to affect me in any shape, form, or way, right?
 
#6
Nope... just savage nations being ummm savage... and watching cops tonight... wow... these new guys are waaaaaay more patient then I would be.
 

Neckbeard

I'm Team Piggy!
Donator
#7
How do you even mete out a 2000 lash penalty?

I can understand, 5 or 10 or 20, or in a very extreme case something like 50 or even 100, but even at 50 to 100 lashes you run the very real risk of just killing the guy, right?

I think you'd have to do it on some installment plan. Every 1st and 3rd week you show up to court for your 20 lashes for a year.

1 person couldn't even whip somebody 2000 times. You've have to have him whip him in turns. It just doesn't make sense.
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

El hombre de los moleculos!
#8
How do you even mete out a 2000 lash penalty?

I can understand, 5 or 10 or 20, or in a very extreme case something like 50 or even 100, but even at 50 to 100 lashes you run the very real risk of just killing the guy, right?

I think you'd have to do it on some installment plan. Every 1st and 3rd week you show up to court for your 20 lashes for a year.

1 person couldn't even whip somebody 2000 times. You've have to have him whip him in turns. It just doesn't make sense.
Maybe a machine? I mean, if someone came up with a Sybian, there has to be a whip-o-matic.
 
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