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Saudi: 1-year jail and SR50,000 fine for assaulting women

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution has warned against all forms of violence against women, saying that the perpetrators will be awarded a maximum jail term of one year and a fine of SR50,000.

The violence against women includes all forms of physical, psychological, or sexual abuse or threats of it. The perpetrators will face imprisonment for a period of no less than one month and up to one year, and a fine of no less than SR5,000 and up to SR50,000. In the event of a repetition of the crime, the penalty will be doubled.

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