Saudi woman arrested for challenging driving ban

23.05.2011                      19.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 34 des Omer

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Saudi woman arrested for challenging driving ban

Manal Alsharif posts YouTube video of herself driving; "When the police stopped her they told her she violated the 'norms,'" female activist says.

Saudi authorities arrested a female activist on Sunday who launched a campaign to challenge a ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom and posted a video on the Internet of her driving, activists said.
The You Tube video, posted on Thursday, has attracted more than 500,000 views and shows Manal Alsharif, who learned to drive in the United States, driving her car in Khobar in the oil-producing Eastern Province….