Jeddah’s criminal court clears dog beauty pageant organizers

Representational image of a dog. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 19 October 2017
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Jeddah’s criminal court clears dog beauty pageant organizers

JEDDAH: According to Sabq e-newspaper, the Criminal Court in Jeddah cleared the Dog Beauty Contest organizers of a charge addressing moral and religious indecency.
The contest, which had created controversy on social media, was canceled by Jeddah municipality on Eid Al-Fitr 2016.
The Criminal Court had held several sessions to examine this case, in which the prosecutor requested the application of Paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Anti-Cyber Crime Law, imposing jail up to 5 years and a fine of more than $3 million.
After hearing the accused, the court decided that publishing the contest on Snapchat and WhatsApp was not moral indecency like alcohol, gambling and other moral crimes.
The Criminal Court decided that there was no crime and conferred the case to the Court of Appeal, which upheld the decision.
This contest was announced on social media on Eid Al-Fitr 2016 and led Jeddah municipality to announce on Twitter: “Legal procedures and punishments will be taken against the organizers.”
 


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.