Rania Youssef Arrested for Lace Dressed + 3 More Times Women Were Discriminated by Muslim Countries

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Muslim countries have been known for its strict rules and controversial cultural and moral values. Nexter.org will share with you stories about women arrested or discriminated by Muslim countries laws. 

Rania Youssef

Source: Suhail Saleh/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Egyptian actress, Rania Youssef, walked along the red carpet in at the Cairo International Film Festival last week, in a lace dress. Now, she faces criminal charges that could lead to the imprisonment.

Youssef apologized for wearing a revealing dress and said she respected Egyptian moral views: “I didn’t expect this reaction, and if I had known, I wouldn’t have worn this dress,” she said in a statement.

Nevertheless, Egyptian lawyers filed a lawsuit against the actress accusing her of wearing this outfit at the film festival and calling it “incitement to debauchery.” The trial will take place in January.

Dressing inappropriately in public in Dubai

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Source: KT

Almost all malls in Dubai has a sign asking to dress according to the cultural and moral rules and views. Residents and tourists who dress “inappropriately” in public places can face up to three years in jail.

“There are no context or law that regulates or controls clothing limits or set penalties for it, but there is the Article 358 of the Federal Penal Code of the State, which says that indecent actions or anything that might be prejudicial to public morals made by a man or woman in public and could be considered as indecency would be punishable by six months to three years and deportation, according to the first paragraph of the Article 121 of the same law,” Mohammed Talal Al Tamimi, a lawyer at Tamami & Co., told Khaleej Times.

A woman in Saudi Arabia arrested for wearing skirt

A young woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia after she posted a viral video on Snapchat that showed her wearing a skirt and cropped top walking. Riyadh police charged her for wearing “suggestive clothing,”

This action was highly criticized by other countries, “Saudi Arabia’s continuing obsession with policing women’s clothing choices shows authorities haven’t moved on from the paternalistic and discriminatory mind-set that hampers women’s lives,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division.

“Saudi Arabia’s purported plans to reshape society and advance women’s rights will never succeed as long as authorities go after women for what they wear.”

Muslim model probed for ‘promoting Western promiscuity’

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Source: Twitter

Muslim model, Elham Arab,  was accused of “promoting Western promiscuity” after she posted pictures of herself on Instagram without a headscarf. She’s known as blonde model and wedding dress model.

During the scandal, she was forced to issue a video of her criticising modeling and telling that this profession is “un-Islamic”. She was even arrested and charged by Iranian Revolutionary Court.


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