The “democratic values” of one of the key US allies in the Middle East are in action.
— فــّــواز الوايلي ? (@1__shadw) 16 July 2017
Saudi Police have detained a woman who posted a video wearing a miniskirt when she was walking around a Saudi town. The woman has been arrested for wearing “suggestive clothing,” Saudi state television station Al Ekhbariya reported on Tuesday.
The Washington Post (SOURCE):
The brief clips, originally posted to the social network Snapchat over the weekend by a popular user named Khulood, show the woman walking through an ancient fort in Ushayqir, a village in Najd province about 95 miles from the capital, Riyadh.
The woman wears a skirt that stops above her knees and a top that shows her midriff; her head is also uncovered.
The woman, who has been questioned by Riyadh police, told them that “the viral videos were published by an account attributed to her without her knowledge,” according to the statement. The statement adds that the woman’s case has been referred to the general prosecution department in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
On Sunday, the spokesperson for the Presidency of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice — also known as the religious police — said the group was monitoring the issue and taking the “necessary steps” to address a viral video depicting a “girl in offensive clothing.”