Lonely Planet Writer

Saudi airport officials sentenced to 1000 lashes

Jeddah airport.
Jeddah airport. Image by Francisco Anzola / CC BY 2.0

Two Saudi airport workers have been found guilty of sexually harassing two Iranian boys, who were on a pilgrimage, at Jeddah airport. They have been sentenced to 1000 lashes each and four years jail time. The Iranian authorities suspended pilgrimages to Saudi’s sacred sites until the offenders had been caught. Read more: ibtimes.co.uk