Saudi Arabia jails man for a year after he publically called for end of male control over women


Under Saudi law all women must have a male guardian who gives them permission to study, travel abroad or marry. The Muslim Times believes in complete gender equality

Source: Independent

Man said he launched campaign after finding some ‘female relatives were facing injustice at the hands of their families’

A Saudi man has been jailed for a year after he called for an end to the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom’s male guardianship system.

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1 reply

  1. This is such a nonsense law with no Qur’anic backing. Simply made to oppress women and keep a control on their free movement!

    Such laws give Islam a bad name.

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