Saudi Arabian Men Notified via SMS When Their Wives Leave the Country

The country has introduced a new electronic tracking system

  Saudi Arabia introduces new tracking system that notifies men whenever their wives leave the country
Saudi Arabian men will receive alerts via SMS whenever their wives cross the border.

Saudi Arabian men will receive alerts via SMS whenever their wives cross the border.

In Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive, they’re required to cover up their bodies completely, and they’re banned from traveling without their husbands. And things don’t seem to be getting any better.

Despite the high suicide rates among young Saudi women, the state has come up with yet another way to control their lives.

According to RT, from now on, their husbands will receive a text message on their phones each time their wives leave the country.

A newly introduced electronic tracking system monitors cross-border travels even if the woman is traveling alongside her husband.

Women are not allowed to leave the kingdom unless their husbands sign a special register at the border or at the airport.

The new tracking system has become a topic for ridicule on social media websites, but it has also sparked the fury of activists who militate for equality between men and women.

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By    23 Nov 2012, 15:44 GMT