Thursday, February 23, 2017

Say What!! Libyan women can no longer travel outside the country, except with a male counterpart...

The authorities of Eastern Libyan have come under a lot of ridicule after issuing a ban prohibiting women from traveling outside the country without a male counterpart.

The decision was issued Thursday by the Libyan Chief of Staff Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri, the military ruler of eastern Libya. He was appointed by army chief Khalifa Hifter who is allied with the internationally recognized parliament.
Airport authorities said the decision hasn't been put into effect, according to a Khaleej Times report.
"It is ridiculous that in 2017 we discuss if it is ok for women under 60 years to travel without a guardian male who might be 20," activist Imam Bugaighis tweeted.
One satire made a song called "I can be your Mahram baby" a Libyan version of Enrique Iglesias "I can be your Hero baby." Mahram is a religious term that refers to male guardian.'
Photo credit: world of wonderdlast

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