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Is that a sincere apology? Saudi religious police apologize to British man

The Saudi religious police have formally apologized ... for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) has formally apologized to the British man and his Saudi wife for the troubles caused to them by some of its staffers last Friday.Four Haia staffers have been ...

Editor's Choice - 03/09/2014 - 11:18 - comment 0

Only in Saudi Arabia: Businesswoman whipped for yelling at the religious police

for speaking out against the religious police. The Court of Appeals in Makkah has ... (Haia).The woman, reported Al-Madinah newspaper on Sunday, was sentenced to a month’s imprisonment and 50 lashes for yelling at Haia members who had uncovered violations in a coffee shop she owns.The newspaper ...

Editor's Choice - 18/08/2014 - 09:06 - comment 0

Young Saudi killed in car crash while being chased by religious police

Haia” meaning “the committee.” A Twitter user named @talal tweeted: “The religious police had killed ... to stop destroying the Haia’s image.” Members of the religious police reportedly chased a vehicle ... by religious police sparking anger in Saudi Arabia. Al Arabiya reports ...

27/09/2013 - 08:26 - comment 0

The Saudi religious police attacked a British man and his Saudi wife for no apparent reason

by members of the Haia, or religious police, outside of a mall in Riyadh. ... called the police and in few minutes some officers arrived at the scene but left after they saw the Haia ... and Prevention of Vice (Haia) outside one of the premier malls in Riyadh on Saturday, Al-Hayat daily said. The ...

Editor's Choice - 01/09/2014 - 08:49 - comment 0

Saudi religious police told to curb their enthusiasm as new law curtails powers

Al-Asheikh, head of the commission (Haia). “Once we had much expanded powers, but with the new law… some of these powers, such as interrogating suspects and pressing charges,” will be restricted to the police and public ... while talking about the new law. However, the cases of such people will be referred to the police ...

Editor's Choice - 30/01/2013 - 09:44 - comment 0

Saudi religious police car chase leaves one more dead

that it’s a hoax so I urge you all to stop destroying the Haia’s image.” The religious police in Saudi ... resulting from a car chase by members of the kingdom’s religious police last week has died. ... of the kingdom’s religious police last week has died, Saudi media reported on Tuesday. The al-Hayat daily ...

01/10/2013 - 17:36 - comment 0

Saudi reins in religious police

the kingdom’s religious police authority, commonly referred to as the Hai’a, to set up field guidelines for its ... police authority, commonly referred to as the Hai’a, to set up field guidelines for its members ... Saudi Arabia’s Consultative Assembly has urged the kingdom’s religious police authority, commonly ...

Editor's Choice - 04/10/2012 - 06:51 - comment 0

Sex and social media: Saudi is struggling against a tide of public porn

government agencies — the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice  (Haia), Ministry ... and secondly not to portray society in negative light,” said the Haia chief Abdullatif Al Asheikh.“The Haia ... with the Haia in this regard,” he added.  Electronic traps According to Aal Asheikh, the commission draws up ...

Editor's Choice - 19/03/2014 - 15:30 - comment 0

The new religious police: boozy Brits confronted by Islamic vigilantes

(the haia will longer have the right determine charges against them) Britain's police ... Britain's police are investigating reports that a gang claiming to be Islamic vigilantes have been ...

Editor's Choice - 21/01/2013 - 08:16 - comment 0

Saudi columnist urges kingdom's religious police to monitor social media

such “vices” should be bolstered.   “The decision of the Haia (religious police) to activate its ... religious police to monitor social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, targeting “evil” accounts ... the country’s religious police to monitor social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, targeting “evil” ...

Editor's Choice - 23/02/2014 - 19:46 - comment 0