'Jeddah Casanova' in court

The trial has begun in Jeddah of Mazen Abdul Jawad, the 32-year-old Saudi who bragged on Lebanese television about his sexual conquests. Three others, who have not been named, are also on trial with him, on charges of "publicising vice".

After an initial hearing, the case was adjourned to an unspecified date. Meanwhile, the defendants have been asked to reply in writing to the charges.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 29 September 2009.