Saudi religious policeman: 120 lashes for having six wives

“A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 120 lashes for having six wives at the same time.

Muslim men can keep up to four wives at a time under sharia, or Islamic law, which is applied in Saudi Arabia. Reports say the unnamed man worked for the country’s religious police. At his trial, the defendant claimed he did not know he was breaking the law.

The man was also banned from leading prayers and ordered to read two chapters of the Koran.

Reports said that the accused was a member of the 5,000-strong Saudi Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.”

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