This woman was threatened with murder because she uncovered her hair in Saudi Arabia

A woman has had death threats for appearing in public in Saudi Arabia without wearing an abaya or hijab.

Social media users were outraged, with one person writing: “Kill her and throw her corpse to the dogs”.

An unnamed source told the International Business Times that the woman, reportedly named Malak al-Shehri, had announced she was going out for breakfast without a hijab or abaya. This is a punishable crime in Saudi Arabia.

She has apparently since deleted her account because of the backlash:

While you can't get away with showing your hair in Saudi Arabia, you can apparently get away with a pretty lenient sentence for murdering a child.

Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a Saudi preacher accused of raping, torturing and killing his five-year-old daughter was released from jail in 2013 after only serving a few months.

The girl, Lama, was beaten with an iron rod and wires, according to Gulf News, and passed away after being paralysed and comatose for eight months.

He was initially charged with manslaughter and sexual assault and sentenced to eight years in prison, but the charges were dropped when he agreed to pay "blood money" to Lama's mother.

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