Many people resort to social networking sites, to view “Farajat” bills to request payment, and they vary in type according to the presented situation, but all of them fall within e-begging listWhoever begs to obtain the money of others for free or for an unintended consideration in and of itself, in cash or in kind, directly or otherwise, through modern technical means and communication, is considered beggars, and is punished with a fine of 50 thousand or imprisonment for a period of 6 months.
Lawyer Assem Al-Mulla confirmed that requests to pay bills do not apply to the regulation if it was drawn up by an official body such as the emirates of the regions, ministries or prisons, because they are completely regulated by the state.
He pointed out that the cases of beggary to which the system applies are the demands for the payment of blood money, the setting up of bills, such as electricity payments and the showing of need requests in an unofficially documented manner.
According to Article 5 of the beggary system, whoever engages in begging, incites another, agrees with him, or helps him – in any way – to engage in beggary, shall be punished. Imprisonment for a period not exceeding 6 months, or a fine not exceeding 50,000 riyals, or both.
Whoever engages in beggary, manages beggars, incites others, agrees with him or helps him – in any way – in any of that within an organized group that engages in beggary, shall be punished. Imprisonment for a period not exceeding (one) or a fine not exceeding (100) thousand riyals, or both.
All non-Saudis who have been punished – with the exception of the Saudi wife, Saudi husband or children – will be kept away from the Kingdom and are prevented from returning to the Kingdom. Except for performing Hajj or Umrah.
The penalty may also be doubled in the event of return, not exceeding twice the maximum limit set for it.
According to Article 4 of the system, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has – within the limits of the provisions of the system – the responsibility of coordinating with the relevant authorities regarding combating beggary, by studying the social, health, psychological and economic situation of Saudi beggars.
Providing social, health, psychological and economic services to beggars according to the needs of each case, in accordance with the relevant regulations and decisions.
And instructing them to benefit from the services provided by government, private and charitable agencies, and to follow up on them through aftercare.
beggar: Whoever begs to obtain the money of others for free or for an unintended consideration in and of itself, in cash or in kind, directly or indirectly, in public places or private stores or in modern technology and communication means, or by any means whatsoever.
beggary profession: Anyone who has been arrested for the second or more time is practicing beggary.