Saudi religious police arrests 60 female students for attending mixed party

Female students in Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University for women in Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

The Saudi Religious Police have detained a group of young people at a mixed-gender graduation party, Al Arabiya Net reported on Friday.

The Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice arrested 60 girls and 15 boys during the mixed party, which was reportedly organized by seven graduates.

No alcoholic drinks – banned in Saudi Arabia - were found by the police, an anonymous source told Al Arabiya.

The arrested girls were handed to their parents while the young men were referred to the relevant authorities.

The Saudi Religious Police works to enforce strict codes of conduct in the kingdom.

Members patrol the streets to enforce the separation of unrelated men and women, dress code and prayer by Muslims.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43