I saw the furore on the news today about this. (link below) am I missing something but the law in Saudi is pretty damn clear in this? At 74 years old I am pretty sure the man was not there on holiday (why would anyone be (on holiday in Saudi Arabia))for Gods sake?)
Most likely a long term ex-pat who would have been well aware of the risk he ran. Not sure why this is such a big deal. The man got busted plain and simple and he would have known the risks. I feel for him and his family truly but, he bought it on himself… I do of course hope they release him without further torment.
Brewing ale/wine within ex-pat compounds generally has a "blind-eye" (though still risky) . Transporting in the vehicle . Stupid..
David Cameron to write to Saudi government over alcohol case - BBC News