Saudi man sentenced to 40 lashes over WhatsApp messages to ex-wife

A Saudi court recently sentenced a man to 40 lashes for sending abusive WhatsApp texts to his ex-wife, Okaz newspaper reported. 

The final ruling, which an appeals court has agreed on, also granted the complainant the right to attend her ex-husband's lashing session. 


The legal decision in the case comes after a judge found evidence incriminating the defendant, who sent over 600 insulting messages to his ex-wife.

The texts were sent during a period of time when the couple was embroiled in a battle over the custody of their three children.  

In a statement to Okaz, Saudi lawyer Nojoud Adawi warned mobile users that insulting and offensive texts are punishable under the kingdom's cybercrime laws. 

Adawi also explained that the woman's triumph in the case against her husband is something separated couples should learn from. 

Source: msn

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