02 December 2016

Saudis call for execution of woman without hijab

A woman in Saudi Arabia has sparked outrage after posting a photo of herself on Twitter without an abaya or hijab, and is now facing calls for her execution.

Some social media users reacted with outrage after the photo was posted under the Twitter handle of Malak Al Shehri, which has since been deleted, the International Business Time reported.

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An unnamed student who reposted the image told the website that Ms Al Shehri had announced she was going out to breakfast without either a hijab or abaya. The student said she started receiving death threats after posting proof in response to followers who had asked to see a photo. [The Express Tribune] Read more