Woman arrested for wearing miniskirt in Saudi Arabia

Woman arrested for wearing miniskirt in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH – Riyadh police have arrested a woman who appeared in a short video wearing miniskirt and crop top walking through a historic site in the kingdom.

A series of videos were initially posted over the weekend to the Snapchat account of Model Khulood.

The videos show her in a high-waisted miniskirt walking through a fort in Ushaiqer, outside the capital Riyadh, playing with sand in the dunes and turning towards the camera for a close-up, her long hair uncovered.

The videos were later uploaded on YouTube and were making rounds on social media.

Saudi media quoted a spokesman for police in Riyadh as saying the woman was being questioned and had confessed to visiting the site with her male guardian.

Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system mandates accompaniment by or written permission from a male relative — usually a father, husband or brother — for women to study, work or travel.

The woman denied that she had uploaded the clips and that the Snapchat account was hers, the spokesman said.

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