Saudi court sentences four young men to jail, lashes for youth camp prank
Four young men in Saudi Arabia have been sentenced to jail and up to 2000 lashes each for dancing partially naked on top of a car, local media have reported.
Under the most serious sentence, the offender will spend 10 years in prison and receive 2000 lashes as well as pay SR50,000 ($13,300) fine, Arabic daily Okaz reported.
Another man was sentenced to seven years’ jail and 1200 lashes, while the other two will spend three years behind bars and receive 500 lashes each.
The group were charged with performing an indecent act by dancing with their shirts off on top of a jeep during a weekend youth camp last winter.
A video of the dance also was posted online.
The jeep also has been confiscated.
The Attorney General would appeal the “lenient” sentence, the paper said.