Police in Saudi Arabia have detained a
woman who was featured in a social media
video wearing a miniskirt and a crop-top as
she strolled through a Saudi city, according
to a Saudi police statement. .
The woman, who has been questioned by
Riyadh police, told them that “the viral
videos were published by an account
attributed to her without her knowledge,”
according to the statement. .
The statement adds that the woman’s case
has been referred to the general
prosecution department in the Saudi capital
of Riyadh. .
On Sunday, the spokesperson for the
Presidency of the Commission for the
Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of
Vice — also known as the religious police
— said the group was monitoring the issue
and taking the “necessary steps” to address
a viral video depicting a “girl in offensive
Saudi Arabia adheres to a strict
interpretation of Islamic law. Women are
expected to wear loose-fitting clothing,
known as an abaya, and Saudi women are
required to cover their hair. .
The video showed the woman walking
along an empty street in the historic town
of Ushayqir. Ushayqar officials have called
on the provincial governor and police to
take steps against the woman.