» 05/07/2007, 00.00
“A good wife must live in fear”
Women are forbidden to drive, to show their head and to speak in public, and to shake a man’s hand. On television, preachers incite husbands to beat their wives “for their own good”. Saudi journalists describe the countless prohibitions facing Muslim women in their country and appeal for a distinction between religious truths and social customs.
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Prison, whipping for 75-year-old widow: her nephew brought her bread
The poor woman is suspected of seducing two young men. She even risks being kicked out of the country. There are criticisms of abuse of power on the part of the religious police, who watch over the morality and behavior of citizens, gravely interfering in individuals' private lives.
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Saudi Activist: gender equality, the first step to a true social development
Bahija Bint Baha Azzi denounces "cultural factors" that have led women to become "victims of attacks" and are the cause of "social conflict". Laws based on the fatwa are "faulty” as incapable of "solving the problems of today."
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Saudi Arabia: 35 women on the Shoura Council
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Reformists' trial postponed because of courtroom protest
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