Today, Sunday, the Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah police in Saudi Arabia arrested three young men for harassing and stalking a girl in a public place, despite the security monitoring of harassment incidents and the imposition of penalties on perpetrators. According to local media.
Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah Police issued an official statement, confirming that the security authorities managed to arrest 3 people who are “citizens” who harassed a girl in a public place.
The statement, which was published on the official account of the Saudi Public Security, confirmed that the citizens were arrested and the initial legal measures were taken against them and referred to the Public Prosecution branch.
And the Ministry of Interior documented, through its account on the “Snapchat” application, a video clip of a moment when a group of young men surrounded a girl in a public place, and harassed her despite her attempt to get away and get rid of them.
Some young men appeared in the gathering, waving the flag of the Kingdom, which recently celebrated the 91st anniversary of its national day, which symbolizes the unification of the country, and which witnessed the largest number of cultural, artistic and entertainment events.
And yesterday, Saturday, the police announced the arrest of two harassers, one of whom is an Egyptian resident who harassed women in a number of public places in the Jeddah governorate of the Mecca region, and another Saudi who harassed a girl in the Taif governorate.
Saudi Arabia has implemented the “anti-harassment system” since 2018, which provides for severe penalties, including imprisonment for up to 5 years, and heavy fines, before a new amendment to it this year allows defamation of harassers.