The Cost of Coffee in Saudi Arabia

An American businesswoman is fearing for her life after she was arrested for having a coffee with a male workmate in a Starbucks in Saudi Arabia.

Yara, a 37-year-old mother-of-three, said she was strip searched and forced to sign false confessions while in custody. A judge then told her she would “burn in hell” before she was released on Feb 4.

I don’t like to meta-blog, but I’m a bit short on time, due to marking exams. However, the full story is worth a read.

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One Response to “The Cost of Coffee in Saudi Arabia”

  1. John of Indiana Says:

    “Considering” returning to America? If that had been me, as soon as they cut me loose from the Black Hole of Riyadh, I’d beat feet for the US Embassy and demand a ride home on the first military transport out of there.
    “Religion of Peace”…. S’yeah, Right….


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