TAEF (Web Desk) – A man has been arrested in Saudi Arabia and faces trial for wearing women’s clothes in a public place.
He could be sentenced to up to six months in prison or a public flogging.
According to details the man in his 20s wearing an ‘abaya’ a traditional Muslim women’s clothing compulsory for all women in Saudi Arabia.
He was arrested in a shopping mall in the city of Taef in western Saudi Arabia.
Puzzled by his appearance, one of the visitors followed him and discovered that he was a man.
Visitor subsequently reported to Shariah Police who were in the shopping mall.
The officers checked the cross-dresser’s identity and confirmed that he was really a man. He was then expelled from the mall and taken into police custody.
The motives for the cross-dressing remain unknown.