“This law includes stiff punishment for anyone using mobile phones with camera or other equipment to photograph others and defame them.” But more importantly, Islamic law, particularly when it comes to moral issues, is entirely male-oriented. The Qur’an requires four witnesses to establish adultery: “And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient” (24:4). These witnesses have to be men: “If testimony concerns fornication or sodomy, then it requires four male witnesses,” says Reliance of the Traveller (O24.9), a manual of Islamic law certified by al-Azhar. Thus a woman’s testimony is inadmissible in such cases. Since a woman — the adulterer’s wife — posted this video, it is only evidence of her defaming her husband, not of his adultery.
“Saudi housewife could be put behind bars for posting online video of her cheating husband,” by Colin Freeman, Telegraph, October 8, 2015:
A Saudi woman who posted footage online of her husband cheating on her with a family maid has been warned that she may face jail for “defamation”.
The housewife used her mobile phone to secretly film her partner as he made advances to a female servant in the kitchen of the family home.
The video shows a man, dressed in traditional white robes of a Saudi male, apparently trying to kiss the maid as she attempts to pull away from him.
The wife uploaded the footage to YouTube, alongside the caption “the minimal punishment for this husband is to scandalise him”.
The footage drew widespread support for the unnamed housewife, but Saudi legal experts have warned that it could be the wife who ends up in jail.
“She faces up to one year in prison or a fine of SR500,000 (£87,214) for defaming her husband in line with the law on information technology crimes,” Majid Qaroob, a lawyer in the ultraconservative kingdom, told a local newspaper.
“This law includes stiff punishment for anyone using mobile phones with camera or other equipment to photograph others and defame them.”
The encounter takes places in full view of another woman, also believed to be a houseservant, who is also seen walking around the kitchen. Since it was posted online, the #SaudiWomanCatchesHusbandCheating has gathered more than 25,000 mentions in 12 hours….