Yemini man arrested for performing Umrah on behalf of late Queen Elizabeth II
Saudi authorities have arrested a man who claimed to have travelled to Mecca to perform an Umrah pilgrimage on behalf of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The man, a Yemeni national, on Monday published a video clip of himself on social media at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
In the clip, he held up a banner saying: “Umrah for the soul of Queen Elizabeth II, we ask God to accept her in heaven and among the righteous.”
When the video went viral on social media, people strongly criticized and demanded the immediate arrest of this person.
Later, in a statement issued by the Saudi authorities, it was stated that the man has been arrested and will be prosecuted.
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain died on September 8, her funeral will be held on September 19 in Westminster Abbey.