Saudi Arabia: Man arrested for harassing female motorist

 

October 15, 2020

 

Put her life at risk by blocking her car and made “inappropriate” hand gestures


A man has been arrested for harassing a woman who was driving on a road in the holy city of Mecca. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Pixabay

 

By Ramadan Al Sherbini, Correspondent | Gulf News

 

Cairo – Saudi traffic authorities have arrested a male accused of harassing a woman who was driving on a road in the holy city of Mecca.

The arrest came after the woman had posted a complaint on the Saudi Traffic’s official Twitter along with a video allegedly showing the man blocking her way putting her life and those of other passengers inside her car at risk.

In her tweet, the woman said that she was accompanied by a number of family members including a baby at the time of the incident. She also accused the purported harasser of making “inappropriate” hand gestures.

In response, traffic authorities said that the suspect had been arrested.

In 2018, Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive for the first time in its history, as part of dramatic social and economic reforms championed by young Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Saudi media has since reported several incidents targeting female motorists.

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