Saudi woman is arrested after attending soccer game, claims she didn't know it was prohibited

December 15, 2014 1:00 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – 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, whe...

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