Plight of Rahaf Mohammed prompts study of male guardianship in Saudi Arabia: reports

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Saudi Arabia will study how its male guardianship system is being abused, Saudi media reported on Monday, after the flight of an 18-year-old woman to Thailand last month focused global attention on the issue.Every Saudi woman is assigned a male relative – often a father or husband but sometimes an uncle, brother or even a son – whose approval is needed to marry, obtain a passport and travel abroad.WATCH: Teen refugee from Saudi Arabia says she wants to live ‘normal, private life’ in Canada

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