Qatar sentences man to lashes for drinking alcohol
Published Monday, April 22, 2013
A Qatari court has sentenced a foreign hairdresser from an unspecified Asian country to 40 lashes over consuming alcohol in the Gulf state, a local daily reported on Monday.
He was arrested after another man accused him of harassing his domestic worker by throwing a piece of paper at her on which he scribbled his phone number, Al-Sharq daily reported.
Police found him drunk when they arrived, it said.
In addition to the lashes the man was fined 500 riyals ($135) for causing disturbance.
It is illegal for foreigners in Qatar to purchase alcohol without a permit.