(IRISH INDEPENDENT) — Saudi Arabia's morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report.
The news website Ayn al-Youm reported yesterday that the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice raided a private property in the city of Buraydah, arresting the men inside for "loud music and inappropriate dancing".
Buraydah is the provincial capital of Qassim province, which is home to some of the kingdom's most conservative clerics, who observe a strict interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism.
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An unnamed official told the website that when members of the morality police raided the private property, they found the young men in "a comprising situation in their dance and shameful movements".