Saudi religious police arrest nurse as she was about to leave kingdom
PublishedTuesday, January 10, 2012
Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested a Filipina nurse for having what they described as an illegitimate meeting with an Arab man at a shopping mall in the conservative Gulf kingdom.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice rushed towards the couple at a café in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah after suspecting they were lovers.
“When he saw them, the man fled…the Commission members arrested the Filipina nurse, who told them the man is her boy friend and that she met him there to say good bye before returning to her home country.”
In its report, Kabar Arabic language daily said the Commission members detained the nurse and mounted a manhunt for her lover.