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Man from Saudi Arabia arrested for beating wife with whip during vacation in Florida

By Mason White 9:27 AM October 19, 2017
Abdullah Alhorir
Abdullah Alhorir
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A tourist was lectured by a judge in Florida over women’s rights after he was arrested for beating his wife in a hotel room.

Abdullah Alhorir, who is from Saudi Arabia, was on vacation with his family in Miami Beach, when he was arrested for the domestic violence incident.

He was brought before Judge Mindy Glazer who handed him an order of protection and told Allhorir to stay away from his wife.

“I understand you are on vacation here in America, in Florida, but in the United States, women have equal rights to men unlike I believe in your country,” Judge Galzer said.

According to the arrest report, the couple and their daughters were at the Monte Carlo Hotel off Collins Avenue, when the victim ran out of the room, asked an employee for help and police were called.

The woman told officers that she had been beaten by her husband over the past several days, and when she tried to get help, he restrained her with zip ties.

The victim showed officers many bruises on her body. The wife said that Abdullah also poured boiling water over her during their vacation.

She also showed them photos of their daughters who had red marks on their faces, which she told police was from them being hit by their father earlier when they were in Orlando.

Abdullah denied beating his wife. He told police that his wife woke up with the red marks. However, officers who searched the hotel room found a leather whip and several zip ties.

Abdullah asked the judge to allow him to go free because his family needed him.

He explained that it was their last day in the hotel and his wife had no money to pay for the room or for anything else, and she cannot drive his vehicle so he needed to get out of jail to help them.

The judge set bail at $6,500 but ordered him to have no contact with his wife.