Saudi court jails woman for sending abusive messages to ex-husband

An inside view of the Criminal Court in Jeddah.
An inside view of the Criminal Court in Jeddah.

By Adnan Shabrawi

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

The Criminal Court in Jeddah has sentenced a Saudi divorcee to three days in prison after she was found guilty of abusing her ex-husband by sending him offensive messages via WhatsApp, Snapchat and the other social media means.

The court said the woman used foul language in her messages to the man who divorced her more than five years ago.

The court made the woman sign a pledge never to abuse her ex again by sending him such messages.

It also said the woman used racist language in numerous messages to remind her ex about his origins. She described him to be rude, uncouth and devilish.

The court sent the man and the woman to a reconciliation committee but they refused to be reconciled.

The woman defended herself by saying that her former husband used to batter her and her family while they were still married by badmouthing them.

She admitted that she sent him abusive messages, which the court found on her mobile phone and that of her ex-husband.