Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Woman Dies from Gender Segregation

The story from the Hindu Times

The death of an ailing woman student at a Saudi university has stirred controversy on social media after an ambulance was denied access under the conservative Muslim kingdom's segregation laws. Amna Bawazeer, 24, died of a heart attack in the compound of the social sciences faculty of Riyadh's King Saud University. 


Local media said medics in an ambulance were denied access because they were not accompanied by a "mahram", a legal guardian or male member of her family.

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