Report: Man gets 2 years, lashes for girlfriend in Saudi

January 16, 2012 13:36

A Saudi Arabian court sentenced a man to two years in prison and ordered him 200 lashes after he was caught alone with a woman in his apartment, English-language Emirates 24/7 news outlet reported Monday.

The man, a "Christian Asian" in his 50s, summarily rejected the verdict in the Riyadh court, demanding deportation.

The man said he should not be subject to Saudi Arabia's strict Muslim law as per extramarital relations given that he is Christian. 

The report did not say whether his girlfriend was also sentenced.

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