Driver disguised as woman jailed, to be lashed

Prosecutor will appeal for harsher punishment

A Saudi judge sentenced a local man to six months in prison and ordered him lashed 150 times after he was caught disguised as a woman while driving.

Police arrested the man in the Southern Najran province after they saw a YouTube film showing him driving a car and wearing a women’s dress.

The judge also fined the man SR5,000 (Dh5,000) and the prosecutor said he would appeal for harsher punishment.

“This man should be an example for others who think of doing such stupid things,” the prosecutor said, quoted by Sada newspaper.