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Saudi Arabian woman faces 2 years prison for hugging singer
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A young Saudi Arabian woman has been charged in the western city of Taif with breaking the country's anti-harassment laws for jumping on stage and hugging a popular singer as he performed. Al-Madina newspaper reported Tuesday the woman, whose name and age weren't given, was arrested earlier this month at a festival when Majid Almohandis, an Iraqi-born singer with Saudi citizenship, was performing his solo act. A video of the incident circulating on social media shows the woman, wearing a face-covering niqab veil, running up to Almohandis and embracing him around the neck before being pulled away by security.

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