Saudi court upholds conviction of Italian air hostess

A Saudi appeals court on Thursday upheld a six-month sentence handed down against an Italian air hostess for alleged possession of drugs.

Ilaria De Rosa, 24, from Resana in the province of Treviso in northern Veneto, will now remain in prison near Jeddah until November.

The flight attendant with the Lithuanian company Avion Express was arrested in Saudi Arabia during a party on May 5 for allegedly carrying a small quantity of hashish.

De Rosa has always denied the charges against her.