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The Saudi Woman Pictured Without A Hijab Has Now Been Arrested

Saudi Woman Pictured Without A Hijab Has Now Been Arrested

She faced a barrage of abuse on social media after going out without a hijab – and now she is possibly facing charges.

This Saudi Arabian resident rose to prominence last week after choosing not to wear traditional dress out to breakfast in Riyadh.

The woman, posting under the name Malak Al Shehri, shared an image of herself without an abaya or hijab in the nation’s capital and it quickly spread across Twitter.

The move led to subsequent online threats from people in the conservative country, although many Twitter users jumped to her defence.

The vitriol she attracted, some calling for capital punishment or jail time, was so forceful that the woman deleted her account shortly afterwards.

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