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Saudi women to be notified by text message of their divorce

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Women in Saudi Arabia will now be notified by text if their marital status has changed, especially in the case of divorce, according to a new law entered into force on Sunday, said officials.

This new law reportedly seems to have the aim of stopping men from ending marriages without telling their wives.

“Women (…) will be notified of any changes to their marital status through a text message,” the Ministry of Justice said in a statement broadcast by Al-Ekhbariya news channel and other local media.

“Women in the kingdom will be able to consult documents related to the breakdown of their marriage contract through the ministry’s website,” he said.

The move came as powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman led unprecedented economic, social and religious reforms in the ultra-conservative oil nation, which has imposed some of the toughest restrictions on women in the world.