Islamic misogyny Saudi Arabia


In a normal country I would go in with a joke, but Saudi Arabia is still a place where one can still visit the seventh century and not be in a museum.

Saudi women drivers sent to ‘terrorism’ court: activists

RIYADH: Two women’s rights campaigners detained in Saudi Arabia have been transferred to a special tribunal for “terrorism,” activists said on Thursday after the women appeared in court.

The ruling came at a hearing in Al-Ahsa, in the kingdom’s Eastern Province, according to the activists who declined to be named.

Loujain Hathloul has been detained since Dec. 1 after she tried to drive into the kingdom from neighboring United Arab Emirates in defiance of a ban.

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which does not allow women to drive.

Maysaa Alamoudi, a UAE-based Saudi journalist, arrived at the border to support Hathloul and was also arrested.

Activists did not provide full details of the allegations against the pair but said investigations appeared to focus on the women’s social media activities rather than their driving.

“They will transfer her case to the terrorism court,” s

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