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Saudi Council to Vote on Sexual Harassment Law, Eqtisadiah Says

March 25, 2012

Saudi Arabia’s consultative Shoura Council will vote this month on a sexual harassment law, which will have flogging as a penalty, al-Eqtisadiah said, citing council member Sadaqa Fadel.

The law will also include warnings, fines and jail sentences for sexual harassment offenses, the Riyadh-based newspaper reported. The law will be enacted in the next two months after a royal decree, the paper said.

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