Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

?Streaking? woman in Sharjah who appeared mentally fit charged  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 31/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The woman was referred to the public prosecution on charges of violating public decency and breaching modesty law.

stunned and shocked onlookers watched as a 24-year-old nigerian woman removed her clothes and walked naked around al wahda street opposite sharjah city centre recently.

as passersby shopkeepers and motorists watched the mayhem one shopkeeper tried to convince her to wear her clothes before the police arrived but in vain.

according to eyewitnesses the woman visited an outlet and enquired about the price of some clothes. all of a sudden she started shouting rushed out onto the street and started removing her clothes. the behaviour shocked onlookers and the police were informed.

one shopkeeper told khaleej times that the man who tried to convince her to wear clothes took her to his shop to make her wear them but the woman seemed very strong and resisted him. female police soon arrived and handled the situation sensitively. they convinced her to wear her clothes and took her with them. eyewitness all nearby shopkeepers said the woman could be suffering from mental disability.

mohammed al wasiq a lawyer at sharjah court said the woman could be charged with breaching public modesty and violating decency law in sharjah that is if she is in good mental condition. the law stipulates that women should not wear clothing that exposes the stomach and back short skirts above the knee and tight and transparent clothing that reveals the body. swimmers are prohibited from wearing bathing costumes in public places.

speaking to khaleej times lt-col yousif bin harmool director of al buheirah police station said the incident happened recently and the police dealt with it professionally. as soon as the police received the complaint female police officials were dispatched and they handled the situation efficiently.

during interrogation the woman appeared to be mentally fit and initially denied her act. she then refused to disclose the reason for her behaviour. the woman was referred to the public prosecution on charges of violating public decency and breaching modesty law.

according to the public prosecution the woman was initially sentenced to six months in jail followed by deportation. she however appealed and the verdict was reduced to one month in jail followed by deportation.

lt-col yousif said such kind of behaviour is against the culture and tradition of the country and islamic teachings and that such acts are offensive to muslims as well as non-muslims.

afkarali?khaleejtimes.com


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 30 2014 - Safe haven status boosts investment scope in UAEspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E political situation in the region has made Dubai into a magnet for families from across the region to set up home and establish regional or global offices for their ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Tech Mahindra eyes expansion in Saudi ArabiaspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Ch Mahindra a specialist provider of connected solutions has announced that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Midad Holding which is a subsidiary of Al Fozan a ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Middle East earns 1 of global market research revenuesspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E entire Middle East region earned only a meager one per cent of the global market research revenues which indicates the potential for market research that is prevalent in ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Dewa to show smart initiatives at Gitex 2014spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Bai Electricity and Water Authority or Dewa has announced its participation in Gitex 2014 to be held from October 12-16 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.Dewa will showcase its ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Sico first-half net profit jumps 166spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Curities & Investment Company or SICO licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a conventional wholesale bank announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Taqa Arabia eyes Egypt expansionspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Laa Holdings announced that its energy sector subsidiary Taqa Arabia aims to expand its network of fuel stations in Egypt through Taqa oil marketing company.The company ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Real estate to pick up from next week: Industry expertspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Bai Land Department transactions exceeded Dh113b for H1 The real estate market in Dubai is expected to pick-up again from next week after a slowdown during the last couple of ...

 Jul 30 2014 - Memon to hand over five projects in 2014spanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Mpany working on Dh1.Memon Investments has planned to hand over five projects worth more than Dh600 million in the next five months and is also planning to launch five new ...

 Jul 30 2014 - ADFD funding in underdeveloped countries hit Dh61bspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E development finance institution articulates the UAEs continued commitment to support the development process of emerging countries.An exterior view of power plant in ...

 Jul 30 2014 - UK and US preferred by Arab travellers: MarriottspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E US takes the lead when it comes to bookings with 20 per cent of all reservations closely followed by the UK which accounts for 16 per cent.Marriott International has ...

more...


 






Google

Taqs

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help