Man jailed 6 years, to be lashed for hitting mom

A Saudi court sentenced a 30-year-old local man to six years in prison and ordered him lashed 200 times after he was found guilty of assaulting his mother many times.

The man denied in court in the Western town of Makkah that he hit his mother but the woman insisted that he abused and hit her many times.

Her younger son testified that his brother assaulted his mother more than once and also hit him when he tried to defend her.

“The judge found the son guilty and issued a stiff sentence against him on the grounds such offences are against Islam,” Sada daily said.