Human Rights Activist, Hessa Al Shaikh, Arrested for Protesting against Fatwa

maxresdefaultKABUL: (Middle East Press) Saudi Crown Prince ordered to detain Hessa Al Shaikh who worked for Alriyadh Newspaper for publication a critical article.

Therefore the article was removed from the website of Al Riyadh newspaper and she was prevented from continuing her activities as a writer.

It is said this action was happened following Saudi Mufti’s fatwa which says women do not have to keep Iddah after the death of her spouses.

Al Sheikh’s non-Islamic fatwa has also faced with protest of other Islamic religious intellectuals in Saudi Arabia.

Yet no news of her arrest is available.


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