Monday, June 16, 2008

Saudi woman detained for driving


It will be interesting to see how this story pans out:

Agencies, Published: June 15, 2008, 23:44

Riyadh: Saudi police have detained a woman for violating rules banning women from driving in the country, a newspaper said on Sunday. The woman from Buraida north of Riyadh was stopped by a police patrol after driving 10km to collect her husband, Al Hayat newspaper said. The woman's "legal guardian" - her husband - was required to sign a declaration that he would not allow her to drive again, it said. It was not immediately clear if she was released or would face legal action.
UPDATE 30/06/08: Interesting post from American_Bedu about the women in Riyadh who took to the roads in 1991 and the outcry that ensued and the repercussions on the families of these women.

6 comments:

youngMuslimah said...

pathetic!!!

American Muslima Writer said...

i wish a lot of women would just all violate it at once and get things moving!
viva la revolution!

youngMuslimah said...

yeah, they can't exactly jail all of'em LOL

ammena said...

subhanallah.. when are they going to realise there are more pressing issues in the country than letting women drive :(

Umm Ibrahim said...

A group of women tried that way back in Nov 1990; some were arested, some had there passports confiscated...

Ammena, welcome back! Hope you had a gr8 hol and hope you mean "...more pressing issues than NOT letting women drive". ;)

Umm Ibrahim said...

*their. Look whose brain is off this morning. :/