British billionaire Richard Branson writes in his blog:
It’s nothing short of depressing to see the same old stories come out of Saudi Arabia, especially when last year saw some encouraging developments. Such as their first ever female Olympian, Sarah Attar, competing at London 2012. As I mentioned at the time, I have had first-hand experience of the way certain sections of the country’s population can be treated. It’s a shocking thing to experience.
The educated Saudi men that I personally know disagree with the regime’s approach to women. I suspect it would be wise for the Saudi government to abolish the morality police and start treating all sections of their society with a little bit more trust and dignity.