Message received! Saudi men receive SMS notification if wives try leaving the country
Published July 29th, 2013 - 12:11 GMT
Imagine your hubby receiving an SMS message every time you want to leave the country without his permission? Well, welcome to Saudi! Not only they can't leave freely, one blogger was banned from leaving the country for speaking her mind!
Saudi activist and journalist has been banned from leaving the country
Ms Iman al-Qahtani is a Saudi journalist and activist, she has been outspoken in her support for fellow human rights campaigners in the Arabian kingdom. Unsurprisingly Saudi officials were said to have been unhappy with her reporting.
Saudi women expressed outrage at Chelsea Handler, the American host of the TV show “Chelsea Lately,” when she swore at Saudi men for being able to receive notification by SMS of their wives’ travels abroad.