A woman who filmed her husband groping their maid and later posted on social media might be facing jail time in Saudi Arabia due to the nation’s laws relating to defamation.
The woman secretly shot the encounter between her husband and the maid on her phone. The resulting footage appears to show the man talking to a maid, kissing and touching her inappropriately while the maid was obviously resisting his advances.
Seeking her revenge, she shared the footage on a social media alongside the caption: “the minimum punishment for this husband is to scandalize him.”
The video, shown above, went viral in Saudi Arabia, with many viewers rallying in support of the wife, the Sada newspaper reported, according to Emirates 24/7.
Majid Qaroob, a top Saudi lawyer, said the woman could be handed a one-year prison sentence or a fine of 500,000 Saudi Riyals (£87,630).
“This law [on information technology crimes] includes stiff punishment for anyone using mobile phones with a camera or other equipment to photograph others and defame them,” he said.
Millions of people work as maids in the Gulf States, many of whom are migrants from poor countries such as the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Source: Independent UK