Saudi Pursues Twitter User for Threats Against Women Drivers

Published October 1st, 2017 - 10:29 GMT
Many welcomed the Saudi royal decree which will allow women in the kingdom to legally drive, with many saying that it will help them become 'independent' (AFP/File Photo)
Many welcomed the Saudi royal decree which will allow women in the kingdom to legally drive, with many saying that it will help them become 'independent' (AFP/File Photo)

Saudi authorities, on Thursday, directed the prosecution to arrest a young man, who threatened to burn women's cars.

In a video that went viral, he threatened to burn the car of any woman that breaks down in the middle of the road, according to the Okaz newspaper from Saudi.

 

 

The daily also quoted Khaled Fakhri, head of Saudi Arabia's human rights council saying, "Anyone who undermines or goes against the lift on the women's driving ban must face legal consequences."

If found guilty, according to the Computer Crimes Act, the man could face a penalty of up to three years imprisonment and fine, or both.

Many welcomed the Saudi royal decree which will allow women in the kingdom to legally drive, with many saying that it will help them become "independent".

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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