Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saudi Woman Arrested For Driving a Car

The Saudi Arabian authorities have detained a woman for defying the country's ban on female drivers and making efforts to embolden other women to follow suit.

The kingdom's religious police arrested Manal al-Sherif on Saturday after she challenged the ban by posting a video on Facebook and YouTube showing her behind the wheel of a car in the eastern city of Khobar, the Associated Press reported.

On their Facebook page, called “Teach me how to drive so I can protect myself,” Sherif and a group of other women have launched a volunteer campaign with the aim of convincing the authorities to lift the prohibition.


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