Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Kuwait Actor Arrested After Fans Took Selfies With Him

An actor from Kuwait named Abdul Aziz Al Kassar has been charged for "disturbing public order, mixing with women unrelated to him and abusing social media", Gulf News reported. 
He was arrested after he went to Al Nakheel Mall where many fans particularly women mobbed him and took pictures and selfies with the actor. 
In the video he was grabbed by a man who is a members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. 
Right now, the actor has been given bail but is banned from leaving the country until the investigation on his case. 
Al Kassar  told Gulf Rotana private television station that he had arrived on Thursday in Saudi Arabia on a work trip. 
“I asked my followers on Snapchat about the best mall to visit and they recommended Al Nakheel, so I took up their suggestion and said on the social media that I was going there on Friday,” he said. “However, I did not expect to find so many people waiting for me. I want to clarify that the presence of young women at the mall was not something under my control. When I stepped in, several fans came over and surrounded me until someone came over and pulled me aside into a room that I learned was reserved for the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice inside the mall. I understood that the man who pulled me was a member of the commission and I did not resist him out of my respect for the Commission,” he said, quoted by Saudi news site Al Marsad on Tuesday.

The laws in Saudi Arabia strictly forbids associating or mingling with women who are not family members. Taking pictures on many public places is also against the law.
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