The news that a 74-year-old British pensioner is to be publicly flogged in Saudi for drinking home made “wine ” has been greatly exaggerated in the press today. But there are many countries were alcohol is prohibition – see below for list
David Cameron to write to Saudi government over alcohol case
Prime Minister David Cameron will write to the Saudi Arabian government about a UK pensioner imprisoned for possessing alcohol, Downing Street has said.
- India – (Prohibited in the states of Gujarat, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram(legalised recently,but one need permit card to buy alcohol) and the union territory of Lakshadweep. As for the state of Kerala, one is allowed only beer and wine. Liquor is still available through government liquor shops and within bars.)
- Saudi Arabia
- Emirate of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates