A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld a sentence of five years in jail and 1,000 lashes for a Saudi airline employee who had bragged about his sexual escapades on television.
Mazen Abdul-Jawad had made the comments on the show 'Bold Red Line,' aired on the network Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC). He had been convicted in October of breaking Saudi Arabia's strict Islamic laws.
Abdul Jawad spoke about picking up women before he was married and displayed sex toys on camera. Two other friends who made similar comments received sentences of two years plus 300 lashes.
Jawad's comments received around 200 complaints from viewers. Jawad apologized and claimed that he had been tricked by the show's producers. His lawyer objected that no one at LBC had been charged.
LBC's offices in Saudi Arabia have been closed since the show was aired. Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a majority shareholder in LBC.
WATCH the original LBC video below