Saudi arrests one man after harassment video sparks probe


Police in the Saudi city of Jeddah arrested on Sunday one man suspected of harassing two girls on the city’s Corniche after a video of a group of teenagers and young boys collectively harassing the two women was circulated on social media.

Authorities launched an investigation into the incident and are in pursuit of the remaining harassers, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The video shows a group of teenagers and young boys collectively harassing two women along a park in Jeddah’s Corniche. It is unclear when the video was filmed, however it was uploaded to YouTube in the past week.

A police source told Al Arabiya that authorities in Jeddah are analyzing the video to identify those involved in the incident and summon them.

Colonel Aati bin Attiyah Al-Qurashi, a police spokesperson, said no official complaint had been filed on the matter, but added that it was still the police’s responsibility to investigate the video.

“Jeddah police, under the supervision of its chief, Major General Masoud al-Adwani, have begun analyzing the video and looking into information related to the incident. [They intend to] find out who was involved, expose their identities, summon them and take the appropriate legal measures against them,” Qurashi added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46