Tag Archive: Saudi

Jul 20 2013

Hope for Saudi women


Did you hear the latest? Women in Hafar Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia have been banned from using the library. Their male guardian has to take out books for them. But not to worry – hope is on hand in the form of the findings of last year’s all-male conference on “women in society” pictured below. Or …

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Feb 04 2013

Ana Lama

Update: Sign a petition calling for justice for Lama here. Cleric sheikh Fayhan Al Ghamdi, a regular on Islamic channels, was absolved and made to pay blood money (only half of what he would have had to pay had he killed a boy) for raping and torturing his five year old daughter Lama last October; he had custody …

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Nov 19 2011

Forget breasts, cover those tempting eyes!


The Saudi Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (yes, it’s really their name), can order women with ‘tempting’ eyes to cover them up.

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