Saudi sisters recount how Absher kept them down — until they tricked it

The smartphone app, which provides access to government services, has drawn scrutiny for its role in perpetuating Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system.
Wafa al-Subaie, left, and her sister Maha fled from Saudi Arabia by tricking the app that helped their family keep track of their travel.
Wafa al-Subaie, left, and her sister Maha fled from Saudi Arabia by tricking the app that helped their family keep track of their travel.Dean Taylor / NBC News

Sarah Harman and Katia Patin, Coda Story

 

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