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Transvestite faces lashes after he was caught wearing burka in mall

By Mason White 4:36 PM December 31, 2015
Burka (illustration) 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man in Saudi Arabia, was arrested after he was caught wearing women’s clothes.

The transvestite is facing jail after he was seen wearing a traditional burka while walking around the mall in Taif.

A person spotted the man, who is his 20s, walking through the mall and followed him. The shopper reported him to the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.

Officers were seen on video following the man in the burka before he was detained. The video of the incident was posted to the Internet, where it went viral.

Cross dressing is a crime in the country. The man faces a punishment of up to six months in prison or a public flogging.

Police said that some men disguise themselves as women to collect money as people are more sympathetic towards women than men.