Created: Sunday, 08 July 2018 13:58
Last year September, Saudi Arabia made it known that it would lift the ban on women for driving, activists admired a step toward the equality of women in a country that is known for its patriarchal and restrictive laws. Some week ago, the opening driver’s licenses were supplied to ten of Saudi women, though initially they won’t be able to drive formally until the lift was effected on the 24th of June.
But in some month past, seventeen of the activists on women’s rights, many of whom crusaded for their right to drive in the country, were arrested by some of the Saudi securities. The abolition, outlined by a lot of the human rights groups, comes just weeks before the ban was set to be lifted. Eight of the women activists have been set free reported by some Government officials. Among those that arrested are Eman al-Nafjan, an activist and a blogger; Aisha al-Manea, is a veteran driving activist also an activist with a large social media presence; and Loujain al-Hathloul; the three women were all public leaders in the crusade to end the ban on driving. Four of the activists have announces been set free, following what Reuters said.
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