Saudi woman defies driving ban | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 16, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 16, 2011

Saudi woman defies driving ban

A Saudi mother said yesterday she defied a ban on women drivers in the ultra-conservative kingdom by getting behind the wheel for four days without being stopped.
Najla al-Hariri, a housewife in her mid-30s, said she drove non-stop for four days "to defend her belief that Saudi women should be allowed to drive."
"I don't fear being arrested because I am setting an example that my daughter and her friends are proud of," Hariri told AFP.
Besides to being banned from driving, Saudi women cannot travel without authorisation from their male guardians.

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