Pakistani accused of running brothel arrested in Riyadh

January 23, 2022

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

A Pakistani national, who was accused of running a prostitution ring exploiting runaway housemaids, was arrested in Riyadh.

An official source at the Public Prosecution said that the arrest was made after an order issued by the Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Muajab following a video clip that went viral on the social media.

The Public Prosecution is taking the necessary legal measures before referring the case to the specialized criminal court.

According to the source, the Monitoring Center at the Public Prosecution submitted a report about the video clip being circulated on the social media, which showed that a Pakistani national was allegedly running a prostitution ring.

The clip showed the ring run by the Pakistani was for sexual exploitation of a number of housemaids who had run away from their sponsors’ homes in Riyadh.

The source said that the Public Prosecution will plead for awarding him the maximum penalty under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law, and the penalties include imprisonment for a period of 15 years or fine of up to SR1 million or of both.

The court may award more stringent penalties in accordance with Article 4 of the Law, the source added.

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