DUBAI:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

A young Saudi woman sparked a sen­sa­tion on­line over the week­end by post­ing a video of her­self in a miniskirt and crop top walk­ing around in public, with some Saudis call­ing for her ar­rest and oth­ers rush­ing to her de­fense.

State-linked news web­sites re­ported on Mon­day that of­fi­cials in the deeply con­ser­va­tive Mus­lim coun­try are look­ing into tak­ing pos­si­ble ac­tion against the woman, who vi­o­lated the king­dom’s rules of dress. Women in Saudi Ara­bia must wear long, loose robes known as abayas in public. Most also cover their hair and face with a black veil, though ex­cep­tions are made for vis­it­ing dig­ni­taries. (AP)

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