Shura Council of Saudi Arabia will be voting later this week for publicly naming sex harassers as part of legal steps in the country to help cut down sexual offenses related to the entire country.
A similar notion was recently blocked in the country amidst opposition from some members of the Shura Council.
The council said that naming the offenders can cause harm to the family of the offender as well.
Proponents believe that naming and shaming sex offenders will help cut down sex offenses in the country.
On Wednesday, the Shura Council will hold a vote session on the proposal.
In recent years, Saudi Arabia has sought to fight sex offenses and boost women’s rights as part of drastic reforms in the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia is being led by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the government of Saudi Arabia approved a law that criminalized sexual harassment.
Anyone convicted of sexual harassment in the country can be facing 5 years in jail and a fine of SR 300,000.
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