Saudi Woman Risks Jail for Filming Husband Flirting With Housemaid

Rabat – A Saudi woman could be imprisoned for up to one year for posting a film on social media showing her husband sexually abusing his housemaid in the kitchen.The case caused an outcry on social media networks after Saudi legal experts said that she may face a jail time and a stiff fine for “defamation”.The wife received support from most social media users in Saudi Arabia, and a warm applause from other women.Free the wife!!! This is an outrage! #SaudiWomanCatchesHusbandCheating— Kaitlyn Dolores (@Waywen7) October 8, 2015#SaudiWomanCatchesHusbandCheating this person deserves all the humiliation he’s been getting for being such a dumb ass!— Lanskie Noyskie (@iamlanadolfo) October 6, 2015Jail appears to be, shockingly, a possibility.She’s not actually been jailed(yet). #SaudiWomanCatchesHusbandCheating https://t.co/hG3R4qmh9r— Sarah D (@londonette) October 8, 2015The unidentified housewife used her mobile phone to secretly film her husband as he was flirting with female servant in the kitchen of the family home. The woman posted the video on social media with a statement that reads: “the minimum punishment for this husband is to denounce him.”Local media quoted Saudi lawyer Majid Qaroob as saying that the woman could be jailed for up to one year on defamation charges.“She faces up to one year in prison or a fine of SR500,000 (Dh500,00) for defaming her husband in line with the law on information technology,” the lawyer said.“This law includes stiff punishment for anyone using mobile phones with camera or other equipment to photograph others and defame them,” he added.

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