In the Gulf kingdom of Saudi Arabia a criminal court judge has sentenced an Arab physician to a 10-year prison term, after finding him guilty of having sexual relationships with female patients.
According to the Sabq News in the city of Riyadh, the unnamed doctor admitted in court to having numerous affairs with women he had treated as patients.
The newsline reported that the Kingdom’s religious police had caught the doctor performing an “obscene act” with a woman in her home in the city of Afif, a town of about 40,000 located between Mecca and Riyadh.
The doctor was also ordered to be whipped as part of his punishment.
Here’s another view of mid-eastern physician punishment:
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Six years ago, in November, 2008, the Saudi’s sentenced two Egyptian physicians to more than 1,000 lashes each for drug trafficking and patient rape. Doctors Shawki Abd Raboh and Raouf El-Arabi were also sentenced to more than 15 years in prison.
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