A woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia for hugging a singer during a concert. Subject to an investigation for harassment in a country where mixed spaces are still rare, the singer’s fan faces up to two years in prison and 23,000 euros fine.
In Saudi Arabia , being groupie can cost you a lot. A woman was arrested on Friday, July 13, for hugging an artist during a concert. She faces prosecution under a law criminalizing sexual harassment, passed in May in the kingdom.
On the many videos that have circulated as a result of the incident, we see a woman rushing to Majid Almohandis , a star in the Middle East who calls himself “the prince of the Arab song” . She embraces him and he stops singing. Seconds later, several security men rush to end the hug.