Sunday, June 21, 2015

Tailor held for taking woman's sizes in Saudi

Saudi police arrest man after film went viral

Published Thursday, June 18, 2015

Saudi Arabia's religious police arrested an expatriate Asian tailor three days after a film showing him taking the measurements of a local veiled woman triggered public uproar after going viral on social media networks.

The YouTube film, published by Sada and other Saudi newspapers, showed the man was sticking to the woman inside his shop in the Western Saudi town of Makkah as he took measurements of her body.
Makkah police spokesman Atti Al Qirshi said the tailor, in his 40s, would be charged with violating local regulations and Islamic values.

Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative Moslem nations, bans gender-mixing in public places does not allow men to work at women's tailor and lingerie shops.

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