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    Saudi Women’s Rights Earn Rare Victory in ‘Immodest’ Skirt Scandal (VIDEO)

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    A woman held by police in Saudi Arabia for wearing a “bold” skirt that showed her knees has been released without charge.

    “The case has been closed by the prosecutor,” the Center for International Communication said in a statement. 

    A model posted a video of herself walking around in what Saudi officials described as “immodest” apparel. Take a look for yourself.

    ​The post prompted calls for her arrest on social media. The woman was briefly detained  on Tuesday where she was questioned by law enforcement. The women identified only as Khulood said that the video had been posted by someone else without her consent. 

    The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gaps report listed Saudi Arabia 141st out of 144 nations based on a series of gender parity measures. Syria, Pakistan and Yemen were the only nations ranked lower than Saudi Arabia. 


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