Quotes: 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


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar- Saudi Deputy FM Receives Copy of Credentials of Qatar's AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud received a copy of credentials of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Thamer Al-Thani as Qatar's ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar- HE Prime Minister Holds Talks with Algerian CounterpartQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister of Algeria Abdelmalik Sellal on Sunday co-chaired the 5th ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar Takes Part in 31st Meetings for GCC Labor and Social Affairs MinistersQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Qatar will take part in the 31st meetings for GCC Ministers of Labor and Social Affairs which will be held from 24 to 25 November in Kuwait. HE the Minister of Labor and Social ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Kuwait- Parliament Speaker Meets Tajik FMQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanem met here on Sunday the visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Sirodjidin Aslov. Talks between ...

 Nov 23 2014 - OPEC won't cut production ceiling say Kuwaiti expertsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT Nov 22 (KUNA): The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will not likely lower oil production ceiling in its upcoming Nov 27 meeting two Kuwait oil experts ...

 Nov 23 2014 - KFH unit Kuveyt Turk wins awardArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) ISTANBUL Nov 18 (Agencies): Kuveyt Turk won GFC Global Financial Conferences' Bonds & Loans Award for Islamic Capital Markets Deal of the Year at Esma Sultan Palace last ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar- HH the Emir Meets Uruguay AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met today at his Emiri Diwan Office with Ambassador of the Republic of Uruguay Jose Luis Remedi whose term of office has expired At the ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Somalia's Culture Minister Meets Charge D'affaires of Qatar's EmbassyQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Somalia's Minister of Culture and Higher Education Duale Adam Mohammed conferred with Charge D'affaires of Qatar's Embassy in Somalia Hasan bin Hamza Asad Mohamed. The meeting ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Qatar- Foreign Minister's Assistant Meets Vietnamese CounterpartQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE the Foreign Minister's Assistant for Foreign Affairs met here on Sunday with Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh. The meeting dealt with bilateral ties and means to ...

 Nov 23 2014 - Law protects 'expatriates'Arab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY Nov 21 (KUNA): Director- General of the Public Authority for Manpower Jamal Al-Dosary on Thursday reaffirmed commitment of the authority to protect expatriate ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

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

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

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
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


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


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help