A woman in Saudi Arabia is facing calls for her execution after a photo of her appearing in public without wearing a hijab was posted on social media. According to reports, Malak Al Shehri posted the photo of herself in the Saudi capital of Riyadh wearing a dark coat covering a floral dress, dark sunglasses — but no hijab, or abaya, a traditional body covering worn by women in Saudi Arabia. The backlash came swift and fierce with some people calling for her death and others calling for her imprisonment.
The International Business Times was able to make contact with a Twitter user who posted the photo of the Al Shehri alongside three screenshots of extreme tweets users posted in response to the photo of her without the hijab. Each tweet included a hashtag that reportedly translates to “We demand the imprisonment of the rebel Angel Al Shehri.” The name Malak in Arabic translates to “Angel.”
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