Young lovers ‘caught out’ in Saudi Arabia sentenced to community service

Four men and women were sentenced to community service instead of prison after they were found partying together. (File photo: Shutterstock)

Four young men and women were sentenced to do community service instead of going to prison after being caught having unlawful relationships with each other.

Jeddah Penal Court said the defendants, two males and two females, were caught partying at a resort on the beach.

The judge ruled the women must visit 10 patients and the men must dig five graves. The court also reported 97 percent of judges in the Ministry of Justice were willing to hand down alternative punishments.

This was first published by the Saudi Gazette.

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