MP Mohammad Al-Huwailah submitted a proposal to combat harassment at public places.
The proposal says any person who harasses a woman at a public place will be punished by six months in jail and a maximum fine of KD 1,000, or either of the two penalties.
The court can rule for more than the maximum punishment limit – but not more than double – in the following cases: If the offender is a security officer; if the victim is a minor; if the offender repeats his offense within one year of the sentence.
Huwailah added that if the convicted harasser is a foreigner, the judge must rule for his deportation after serving his sentence, and he will be barred from returning. – Al-Rai.