Saudi women jailed for helping Canadian woman too freedom

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Since: Apr 12

Concord, CA

#1 Jun 17, 2013
A Saudi court handed two Saudi women 10-month jail sentences on Saturday for seeking to help a Canadian woman who wanted to leave her Saudi husband with their children, human rights activists said.

The court also banned Fawzia al-Ayuni and Wajiha al-Huaider from leaving the kingdom for two years, rights activist Aql al-Bahli said.

They have a month to appeal against the judgment.

The two women were convicted of the Islamic sharia law offence of takhbib, or incitement of a wife to defy the authority of her husband, Bahli said.

They had been briefly detained by police a year and a half ago in the company of the Canadian woman who at the time wanted to flee the kingdom with her children after a row with her husband, he added.

Regional rights group the Gulf Forum for Civil Societies expressed "deep concern" over the jail sentences handed down against two women, who had "defended a humanitarian right".

It urged the Canadian government to intervene with the Saudi authorities on the women's behalf.

In ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, women are dependent on their male guardians in most aspects of their lives.

Women need a close male relative to accompany them if they enter government buildings and courts.
Saudi women are also banned from driving and are obliged to cover themselves from head to toe in public.

http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/saudi-women-...

Since: Jun 09

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#2 Jun 17, 2013
Women are not obliged to cover their heads in Saudi Arabia.

Since: Sep 10

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#3 Jun 17, 2013
Rusty Tin Can wrote:
A Saudi court handed two Saudi women 10-month jail sentences on Saturday for seeking to help a Canadian woman who wanted to leave her Saudi husband with their children, human rights activists said.
The court also banned Fawzia al-Ayuni and Wajiha al-Huaider from leaving the kingdom for two years, rights activist Aql al-Bahli said.
They have a month to appeal against the judgment.
The two women were convicted of the Islamic sharia law offence of takhbib, or incitement of a wife to defy the authority of her husband, Bahli said.
They had been briefly detained by police a year and a half ago in the company of the Canadian woman who at the time wanted to flee the kingdom with her children after a row with her husband, he added.
Regional rights group the Gulf Forum for Civil Societies expressed "deep concern" over the jail sentences handed down against two women, who had "defended a humanitarian right".
It urged the Canadian government to intervene with the Saudi authorities on the women's behalf.
In ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, women are dependent on their male guardians in most aspects of their lives.
Women need a close male relative to accompany them if they enter government buildings and courts.
Saudi women are also banned from driving and are obliged to cover themselves from head to toe in public.
http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/saudi-women-...
The authorities will clamp down hard on these women as a form of intimidation to other women who challenge male domination in Saudi Arabia.

Since: Apr 12

Concord, CA

#4 Jun 17, 2013
Sarah ___ wrote:
Women are not obliged to cover their heads in Saudi Arabia.
I don't think the article is about hair covering, Tom.

But this is what Saudi cleric say about your little town:

http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-97...

Saudi preacher: Dubai is sinful

A Saudi preacher has sparked controversy online after suggesting travel to Dubai is sinful or 'haram'.

Mohammed Al Shannar posted a tweet saying he was asked by a woman if she could travel to Dubai alone.

ďA woman asked me if she may go to Dubai without a guardian. I responded saying: You should not go to Dubai even if you have a guardian if it is not required. If you go without a guardian sins will increase due to the abundance of temptation," he tweeted.

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#5 Jun 17, 2013
Sarah ___ wrote:
Women are not obliged to cover their heads in Saudi Arabia.
Uncovered women come under enormous moral pressure from Saudi society and the muttawa... who enforce their strict form of Islam on women who don't use hijab.
And this is applicable to non-muslims also!

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