Monday 18 November 2019

Woman in Saudi Arabia miniskirt video arrested after public outcry

Women in Saudi Arabia must wear loose, long robes and most also cover their face
Women in Saudi Arabia must wear loose, long robes and most also cover their face

Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman who posted a video online showing herself wearing a miniskirt in public, sparking an outcry from people who say she violated the kingdom's conservative Islamic dress code.

Saudi Arabia's state-run TV reported that police in the capital, Riyadh, arrested the woman for wearing "immodest clothes" and referred her case to the country's public prosecutor.

The woman drew attention over the weekend when she shared on Snapchat a video of herself walking in a historic village north of the capital wearing a miniskirt and crop top, and showing her hair.

Saudi Arabia has strict dress codes for men and women. Women must wear loose, long robes and most also cover their face.

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