More than 200 arrested on charges of inappropriate clothing and harassment
Saudi Arabia: More than 200 arrested on charges of inappropriate clothing and harassment. In Saudi Arabia, more than 200 people were arrested for wearing inappropriate clothing and harassment in the first crackdown after softening social values.
French news agency AFP reports in the Dawn newspaper that Riyadh police said in a separate tweet on the social networking site Twitter that over the past week 120 women and men were wearing public clothing, including wearing "inappropriate clothing". Arrested for the offence of sedition.
The tweets added that the violators imposed unspecified fines.
On the other hand, police said in separate statements that several women had complained of social media that they were harassed during the MDL Best Festival in Riyadh after which 88 people were arrested in various harassment cases. ۔
Thousands of people attended the Electronic Music Festival in Riyadh, which organizers called Saudi Arabia's largest music festival.
Police, however, did not provide further details about the duration of the arrests.
It should be noted that this is the case with Saudi Wali Mohammed bin Salman's reduction of social media restrictions in Saudi Arabia, lifting the ban on cinema for decades, allowing women to drive and participating in sports festivals. The first is the crackdown.
The tourism authority's English-language website states that men and women should avoid wearing tight clothing or wearing obscene language or images.
It added that 'women should cover their shoulders and knees in public places'.
Instructions on public humility were adopted by the cabinet in April, which were widely regarded as ambiguous and raised concerns among the public that this would be interpreted.
Apart from this, concerns have been raised among the people about the 'policy of ethics'.