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Saudi police arrest Egyptian for having breakfast with female coworker

Saudi police arrest Egyptian for having breakfast with female coworker

An Egyptian hotel worker has been arrested in Saudi Arabia after he was seen in an online video, eating with a fully veiled Saudi colleague, the kingdom’s labour ministry has said.

In the video widely shared on social media, the two eat at a desk and wave at the camera.

At one point, the woman, dressed in a robe which leaves only her hands and eyes visible, feeds the man a piece of food.

An inspection team visited the hotel in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site – and detained the Egyptian for working in a field restricted to Saudis, a ministry statement said.

The hotel owner was also summoned for failing to adhere to spatial controls for employing women. Official regulations state that workplaces should provide a private setting for female employees, separate from males, but this does not always happen.

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