— فــّــواز الوايلي 🍃 (@1__shadw) 16 июля 2017 г.
Over the weekend, a Saudi woman uploaded a video of herself on Snapchat, which showed her walking around a historic fort in a village north of the capital, Riyadh, while wearing a crop top and a miniskirt.
Less than 24 hours since she posted the video, Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — the kingdom’s morality police — said that it was working with authorities to investigate her.
“Spokesman of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh: The Presidency has identified a video of a girl in a different kind of dress, and is coordinating with the authorities to investigate it.”
“She must not go out wearing [clothes] like this in conservative countries. She must respect the laws or else her fate will be decided.”
Some took a dig at “liberals” and human rights groups.
The clip quickly sparked controversy online. Some Saudis have been demanding that the woman should be punished.
“We demand that Khoulud be tried because she acted irresponsibly. Whether you like it or not, you have to respect the law. If everyone rebelled against the law because they did not like it, it would be a mess.”
Another woman pointed out the hypocrisy of those who are calling for her arrest, saying that she would have been treated differently if she had been a foreigner.
“If she was a foreign girl, they would be courting to her beauty and her pretty eyes, but because she is a Saudi they demanded that she be tried.”