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Saudi Woman's Skirt Leads to Arrest for Violating Dress Code

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A Saudi woman is in trouble over her short skirt. (Twitter/@KHALED_Z_KSA_24)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 06:00 AM

A Saudi woman's skirt and cropped top led to her arrest Tuesday since the outfit violates Saudi Arabia’s strict dress code for women.

The woman, a model known only as Khulood, posted the video of herself on Snapchat and Twitter walking through the historic ruins of Fort Ushaiager in the Najd Province on Sunday. In it, she can be seen wearing a skirt that ends above the knees and her top reveals her midriff. 

By Monday, many were calling for her arrest for breaking the dress code, which requires women to wear an abaya, or cloak, that covers their entire body. Many women also wear a hijab to cover their heads, and some cover their faces with a niqab.

Foreigners are exempt from the strict dress code, however. Both Melania and Ivanka Trump chose not to wear a head covering when they recently visited Saudi Arabia with the president, for example.

One popular tweet defending Khulood showed the face of Ivanka Trump edited onto her body with the caption “we have solved the problem.” That tweet was shared nearly 2,000 times.

Saudi Arabia also has laws that prohibit women from driving or from socializing with any men who aren’t relatives.

Many on Twitter asked U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene and help the woman before she is severely punished.

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