Source: Arab News

In recent months, more and more Saudi women have been exposing their abusers through social media.

Earlier this week, Rahaf Al Omairi - another victim of abuse - took to the platforms to send out several videos accusing her father and stepmother of horrifically abusing her and her siblings. 

In her plea for help, the young woman called on King Salman to save her, saying: 

"My father and his wife imprisoned me and my five siblings in their house since he separated from my mother six years ago. They beat us up from time to time and only feed us rice and salt. They also banned me and all my brothers and sisters from going to school."

In another video she sent out, Al Omairi added that her father had attempted to murder both her and her brother.

The woman's video led to immediate action on part of authorities

The list of abuse Al Omairi has been subjected to goes on and onIn several other Twitter uploads, the divorced mother-of-one said her father had banned her from seeing her only child for over five months. 

She has since run away from her father's house and her current whereabouts aren't known. 

Soon after her videos started circulating online, Saudi authorities took action in Al Omairi's case, with the kingdom's Ministry of Labor stating it is now handling it. 

Prince of Tabuk, Fahed bin Sultan, also issued a statement on the matter, saying that the woman's father had already filed a police report against her because she fled. In his complaint, the abuser presented a medical report stating his daughter has psychological problems. 

Bin Sultan added that the case isn't new and was followed up by authorities months ago.

Al Omairi continues to send out videos

In response to claims that she suffers from psychological problems, Al Omairi sent out another video on Saturday refuting the allegations. 

She also explained that her father forged medical reports stating she was mentally unstable and threatened her of using them to send her to a psychiatric hospital.

Many are still calling on authorities to protect the abuse victim

People are tagging the country's Ministry of Labor and other officials, calling on them to save and protect Al Omairi.

"Spread this hashtag girls, she has no one other than us"

"The men of this country are going to gang up and let her die in silence." 

People can feel the sense of urgency in the victim's voice

"The catastrophe would be if her words got to her abuser before authorities, what would he do to her then?"

And sent her messages of support

"Rahaf, don't forsake your right to live in a safe environment with all your siblings. Don't let authorities place you in a care center as a solution. You have a right to live a normal life and your abuser is the one who should be jailed." 

Others raised this point

"Should our women always take to Twitter in order to find someone to save them? Until when will this go on? Why isn't there a clear law to protect them? Have some mercy on our girls and women, enough is enough." 

Not a rare case of abuse in the kingdom

This certainly isn't the first time an abused Saudi woman turns to Twitter to expose her abusers. Earlier this year, a video of a Saudi woman accusing her father and brother of abusing her went viral on social media. 

In it, the victim says the men beat her and threw her out of a house they shared, along with her mother and two children. 

The footage also led to a heated debate on the kingdom's male guardianship system, which renders female abuse victims helpless.