The Spanish Inquisition is over but its spirit is alive and well in the 21st Century. According to the Associated Press, a Saudi Arabian judge recently sentenced 20 foreigners “to receive lashes and spend several months in prison after convicting them of attending a party where alcohol was served and men and women danced.” The rest of those arrested were awaiting trial.
The AP reports:
The defendants were among 433 foreigners, including some 240 women, arrested by the kingdom’s religious police for attending the party in Jiddah, the state-guided newspaper Okaz said.
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