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A Saudi woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop top in public is being investigated by the country’s religious police.

The young woman, a model reportedly called Khulood, potsed the short clip on Snapchat showing herself walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir.

Since the video was shared online, many Saudis have called for Khulood to be arrested for breaking the country’s strict dress code.

Women in Saudi Arabia are required to wear ‘abayas’ – loose-fitting, full-length robes – and headscarves.

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Ushayqir Heritage Village, which is around 96 miles away from Riyadh, is in Najd – one of the country’s most conservative provinces.

Saudi’s religious police, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, tweeted that it was aware of the video and was in contact with the relevant authorities.

 

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