Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman, reportedly a model called Khulood, who posted video of herself in a mini-skirt and crop-top.
She enraged the country’s religious police after posting the clip on Snapchat of her walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir in the ultra-conservative province of Najd.
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 footage sparked a heated debate on social media , with some calling for her arrest and others praising her “bravery”.
In Saudi Arabia women are required to wear loose fitting, full-length robes known as “abayas” in public, as well as a headscarf.
In the video, posted over the weekend, Khulood is seen walking along an empty street in Ushayqir Heritage Village, about 96 miles north of the capital Riyadh.
As a furious debate broke out online, Journalist Khaled Zidan wrote:
“The return of the Haia (religious police) here is a must.”
While writer and philosopher, Wael al-Gassim, said he was “shocked to see those angry, scary tweets.”
“I thought she had bombed or killed somebody.
“The story turned out to be about her skirt, which they did not like.”
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