Makkah Police: Referring a Citizen to Public Prosecution After Transferring, Facilitating Entry of a (Non-Muslim) Journalist with U.S. National to Makkah by Passing through a Path Dedicated for Muslims only

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Jeddah, July 22, 2022, SPA -- The media spokesperson for the Makkah Police has stated that Makkah region’s police has referred a citizen to the Public Prosecution, who was a complicit in transferring and facilitating the entry of a (non-Muslim) journalist holds the citizenship of the United States of America to the holy city of Makkah by passing through a path dedicated for Muslims only in an explicit violation of the laws that prohibit entry to Makkah for non-Muslims.
Therefore, he was apprehended and legal action was taken against him.
The media spokesperson for the Makkah Police stressed that all those coming to the Kingdom must respect the laws and abide by their requirements, especially with regard to the Two Holy Mosques and holy sites, and that any violation of this kind is considered a crime that will not be tolerated and penalties will be applied to its perpetrators based on the relevant regulations.
The case of the journalist who committed the crime has been referred to the Public Prosecution to take the necessary procedures against him in accordance with the applied laws.
09:30 LOCAL TIME 06:30 GMT