Saudi Arabia defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticised tech giants for offering it. File photo: AFP

Saudi Arabia defends free Absher app that allows men to ‘spy on wives’

  • The Absher app was created by the Saudi interior ministry,
  • It allows men to update or withdraw permissions for their wives and female relatives to travel internationally
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Saudi Arabia defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticised tech giants for offering it. File photo: AFP
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