Saudi women protest with clothes inside out

This photo shows a Saudi woman wearing her clothes inside out as a protest; with the Twitter hashtag #AbayaInsideout.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Saudi women rebel on social media against wearing an abaya, a long traditional garment. …

In 2016, a woman was arrested by the religious police in the capital Riyadh because she removed her garment. And last year a woman was arrested about whom a movie had surfaced online in which she wore a miniskirt. …

Upon his appointment as Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman was seen as a reformer. But that image soon showed cracks because he wants to only have those reforms under his conditions. Many critics have been arrested and some of his relatives have been detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh …


One of his critics, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, had to pay for his attitude with death. Khashoggi, who had moved to the US for fear of the Saudi authorities, disappeared at the beginning of October when he visited the Saudi consulate in Turkish Istanbul. It is now clear that he was murdered in the consulate by a Saudi death squad.

Experts about Saudi Arabia deem it unlikely that the crown prince knew nothing about the operation in Istanbul.

One should hope that these courageous Saudi women won’t be arrested and threatened with beheading, like happened to the Saudi women who had made the right to drive cars possible.

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