Virginity suspicion gets husband lashes in Saudi Arabia

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More

Dec 30, – Riyadh: A Saudi news website says a judge in the holy city of Makkah ordered a man to be lashed 20 times for accusing his spouse of not being a virgin when they married.

hromedia Virginity suspicion gets husband lashes in Saudi Arabia arab uprising5Al Sharq Online reported Monday that the Yemeni man was sentenced to be flogged in one session for not providing evidence to back up the accusation.

The website says the Yemeni man allegedly accused his wife in front of her father and other neighbourhood elders of lying about her virginity. He says she had been married and divorced before him.

As is common in some parts of the Arab world, he says the marriage contract stipulated she was a virgin at the time of their wedding.

The website says the wife went to court to prove her honour and reputation.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat contributed to this report.

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