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Prostitution in Saudi Arabia

Prostitution in Saudi Arabia is strictly illegal.[1] Prostitution is punishable by prison and flogging.,[2] unless they are also charged with adultery, fornication and sodomy, with can apply to both the prostitute and his/client since all sexual activity outside of a lawful marriage is illegal. Then they can both get up to death.

Prostitutes tend to be mostly from Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Ethiopia,[3] and Bangladesh.[4] Foreign prostitutes who are arrested by the Saudi vice police face deportation.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Brothels and bombs in Saudi Arabia
  2. ^ "Saudi Police Seize 80 For Prostitution, Pimping," Middle East Times, June 22, 2007
  3. ^ a b Saudi's sleazy underworld
  4. ^ Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report 2007

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