Jan 4 2012
A Saudi man put his young son up for sale on Facebook for a whopping $20 million because he can no longer afford to send him to Junior Terrorist-in-Training flight school.
Emirates 2/7 (H/T TROP) According to ‘Al Sharq’ newspaper, Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry took the extreme step when his business of collecting debts and settling disputes had to be shut down following a court ruling, which stated it was not a legal firm, he alleged.
Thereafter, he approached the Labour Office for monthly financial assistance. He alleged that he was refused aid because he was above 35 years – the age limit of receiving ministry help. Therefore, he decided to sell his child to offer “a decent life to his mother and sister rather than living in poverty”, the report added.
He is willing to take the matter to court to complete the ‘sale procedures’, the paper added.