Saudi Woman to Be Lashed over a Twitter Picture Without Her Hijab

Via The Week
Via The Week

 

Saudi Arabia is known for its irrational restrictions on women; in KSA women are deprived of their very basic right to drive. It’s getting even more restrictive, as a young Saudi woman was taken to prison over a picture of her posing without the veil. The police spoke out about this incident in a statement issued on Monday.

 

Via Twitter
Via Twitter

 

The authorities classified this act as a daring and immoral one, that can’t be tolerated by Saudi laws and prohibitions. Identified as Malak al-Shehri, the young woman posted a picture of her unveiled in a main Riyadh street last month.

 

In the Saudi capital, police spokesman Fawaz al-Maiman said in a statement on Monday, that the police only acted upon their role to monitor “violations of general morals”. Al-Shehri was also accused of “speaking openly about prohibited relations with men.” Al Shehri will also face being lashed for challenging the conservative religious laws of dress-code.

 

WE SAID THIS: It breaks my heart to know this is happening to her.

 

Comments
Loading...
Tweet
Share
Share
Pin