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Saudi woman ‘arrested for hugging’ singer Majid al-Mohandis

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A public prosecutor will now consider harassment charges against the woman, police told Okaz, a leading Saudi newspaper, and Efe news agency.

A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after running on stage to hug a male singer during a concert, according to reports.

Majid al-Mohandis was performing at a festival in the western city of Taif when the woman darted on to the stage.

Videos posted online showed her holding on to Mr Mohandis while security staff tried to pull her off him.

Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to mix in public with men who are unrelated to them.

Mr Mohandis, whose website says is “the prince of Arab singing”, has not commented on the incident. The Iraqi-born singer, who also has Saudi citizenship, continued to perform after the incident.

A public prosecutor will now consider harassment charges against the woman, police told Okaz, a leading Saudi newspaper, and Efe news agency.

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