Saudi sex braggart released from jail

Mazen Abdul-Jawad was sentenced to five years and 1,000 lashes for bragging about his sexual exploits on Lebanese television. (Al Arabiya)

A Saudi man, jailed for bragging about his sexual exploits on television has been released, sources revealed to Al Arabiya News on Monday.

Mazen Abdul-Jawad, a former airline employee and a divorced father of four, was arrested in August 2009 after discussing his premarital sexual encounters on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation’s (LBC) "In Bold Red" program.

Abdul-Jawad was sentenced to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes for appearing on the show.

With its Western-style of entertainment programs and talk shows, LBC is popular in Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf.

But Saudi Arabia remains one of the world's most conservative countries, with judges issuing sentences according to their interpretation of Islamic Shariah law.

After the show was aired, authorities closed LBC's offices in Saudi Arabia.

Sources revealed to Al Arabiya News that Abdul-Jawad was released one week ago.
 

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