Saudi man gets 5 years in jail for TV sex talk

Saudi man gets 5 years i

October 7, 2009 11:47

The lawyer of a Saudi man who appeared to be bragging about his sex life in a TV talk show says his client has been sentenced to five years in jail over the frank comments. Sulaiman al-Jumeii says he will appeal the court's ruling. Al-Jumeii insists the interview, broadcast July 15 on the Lebanese LBC channel, was manipulated and that his client, Mazen Abdul-Jawad, was not aware in many instances that he was being recorded. Al-Juneii says three other men who appeared on the same TV broadcast were sentenced to two years each. The program begins with Abdul-Jawad apparently talking about the first time he had sex. The interview shocked many in this conservative country where such frank talk is rarely heard in public.

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