Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman who posted video of herself in a mini-skirt and crop-top.
The woman, reportedly a model called Khulood, enraged the country’s religious police after posting the clip on Snapchat of her walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir in the ultra-conservative province of Najd.
Saudi Arabia’s state-run TV reported that police in the capital, Riyadh, arrested the woman for wearing “immodest clothes” and referred her case to the country’s public prosecutor.
The footage sparked a heated debate on social media , with some calling for her arrest and others praising her “bravery”.
In Saudi Arabia women are required to wear loose fitting, full-length robes known as “abayas” in public, as well as a headscarf.
In the video, posted over the weekend, Khulood is seen walking along an empty street in Ushayqir Heritage Village, about 96 miles north of the capital Riyadh.
As a furious debate broke out online, Journalist Khaled Zidan wrote: “The return of the Haia (religious police) here is a must.”
While writer and philosopher, Wael al-Gassim, said he was “shocked to see those angry, scary tweets.”
He added: “I thought she had bombed or killed somebody.
“The story turned out to be about her skirt, which they did not like.”