Saudi religious police arrest woman for going out in public unveiled

Notice how they’re not arresting, say, jihad terrorists.

This woman has also received multiple death threats.

“Saudi police arrest young woman for removing abaya,” by Sami Aboudi, Independent, December 12, 2016:

Saudi police detained a young woman for violating modesty rules after she removed her abaya, the loose-fitting, full-length robes women are required to wear, on a main street in the capital Riyadh, local media reported on Monday.

The conservative Muslim country enforces a strict dress code for women in public, bans them from driving and prohibits the mixing of sexes.Saudi religious police arrest woman

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The Arabic-language al-Sharq newspaper reported that the woman was detained after a complaint was filed by the religious police.

“Police officers have detained a girl who had removed her abaya on al-Tahliya street, implementing a challenge she announced on social media several days ago,” the newspaper quoted Colonel Fawaz al-Maiman, a Riyadh police spokesman, as saying.

The news website said the unnamed woman had posted on Twitter that she would go out in public without her abaya.

Both and another news website,, carried a picture of the woman wearing a black jacket over an ankle-length orange and pink dress. concealed the exposed parts of her body….

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