Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Story highlights Three men sentenced to between years and to 1, lashes One man received the harshest sentence -- 2, lashes and 10 years A video of the men dancing was posted to social media, but has been removed. Four Saudi men accused of dancing naked on the roof of a car and posting a video of the incident online have been sentenced to as many as 2, lashes and up to 10 years in prison, and fined thousands of dollars, a newspaper reported this week. A criminal court in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia, handed down the verdict on Wednesday, according to the newspaper al-Sharq. Three of the men were sentenced to three to seven years in prison and to 1, lashes, and one man received the harshest sentence -- 10 years and 2, lashes. The car they danced on was confiscated, al-Sharq reported, adding that the video of the incident has been removed. Saudi activist receives 7-year sentence, lashes for insulting Islam. Saudi government denies reports of paralysis punishment sentence.
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Four men, two of them identified as security officials, have been convicted of dancing 'naked' in public and ordered to spend up to 10 years behind bars and receive as many as 2, lashes, according to several local reports. The quartet were captured on video after busting loose on a car roof in the ultra-conservative province of Qassim. They were sentenced last week. One received 10 years in prison and 2, lashes. Another got seven years and 1, lashes. They were charged with "dancing on a vehicle in public and posting a video online, encouraging vice, defying norms of the society and violating public morals," according to the Arabic-language Al Sharq web site. But Agence France-Press reported that the video, originally posted on YouTube, didn't appear to show naked men.
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Manama: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a young man to 10 years in prison and 2, lashes for dancing naked on the roof of a car. Three other men were given prison terms and fines for taking part in the dance. One was sentenced to seven years in prison and 2, lashes and the other two to five years and 1, lashes each. You can manage them any time by clicking on the notification icon.