After a local court ruled his debt collection business illegal, a Saudi man reportedly took to Facebook to make up the losses. By selling his son.
After a local court ruled his debt collection business illegal -- a Saudi man reportedly took to Facebook to make up the losses. By trying to sell his son! WKMG explains. ) “The asking price, 20 million dollars. Nasser al Shahry made the online offer after a Saudi court shut down his illegal debt-collection company. Al Shahry said he tried to do it to keep himself, his wife and his daughter from living in poverty.” And according to the Daily Mail, al Shahry had said he was ready and willing to complete the sale procedures in court. “Facebook is also unlikely to allow such a sale through its website. According to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, users ‘will not post content or take any action on Facebook that infringes or violates someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law.’” Not to mention, trafficking is an offense in the country, though the State Department has said it doesn’t believe the Saudi government adequately prosecutes offenses. Then again, some aren’t buying the proposed sale at all. Apparently al-Shahry had appealed for official assistance from the Saudi Labor Office after his business was shut down. That was denied, and RT reports... “...some believe the ‘sale’ amounts to a sympathy-seeking stunt and Al Shahry is merely hoping a rich Gulf sheikh might be moved to rescue him from his financial troubles.”