Saudi Arabia arrests man over 'offensive' breakfast with woman
Hotel worker is arrested in Saudi Arabia after he was filmed eating breakfast with a female colleague
A Egyptian hotel worker has been arrested in Saudi Arabia after filming himself having breakfast with a female colleague.
The video, which has been shared by thousands in Saudi Arabia, sees the man sitting next to a veiled woman at a hotel in the western city of Mecca.
After the video went viral, the Saudi Arabian labour ministry detained the Egyptian man, and have also summoned the hotel owner for questioning.
At one point the woman, wearing a traditional black robe covering all but her hands and eyes, feeds the man a piece of food. Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested an Egyptian man for appearing in what they have described as an "offensive" video after he was filmed being fed breakfast by a female colleague. In the 30-second video that sparked outrage in the Gulf kingdom, the pair were seen laughing and joking at a hotel desk in the city of Jeddah before the woman appeared to feed the man some bread. After the video went viral on Sunday, local media reported that an Egyptian national was arrested and charged with failing to adhere to government regulations that stipulate a gender segregated workplace."The labour ministry arrested an expatriate in Jeddah after he appeared in an offensive video," the ministry said.The US government-funded Al Hurra TV network later reported that the man could face charges of sexual harassment in the workplace and up to five years in prison.