Saudi woman arrested after attending soccer game
A Saudi newspaper says a woman arrested after attending a soccer game claims she did not know women were prohibited from going to the stadium.world Updated: Dec 15, 2014 19:42 IST
A Saudi newspaper says a woman arrested after attending a soccer game claims she did not know women were prohibited from going to the stadium.
The state-linked Okaz newspaper reported on Monday that police in the city of Jiddah have questioned the woman, who claims she bought a ticket online without any problems and went to the Friday night game between Jiddah's al-Ittihad and Riyadh's al-Shabab in the kingdom's new al-Jawhara stadium, where she was arrested.
Okaz did not identify the woman. The paper says she was questioned by police for "impersonating" a man by wearing pants, a long-sleeve top, a hat and sunglasses. No charges have been raised so far.
Saudi Arabia enforces a strict segregation of the sexes. There are no designated areas for women at soccer stadiums.