Sunday, December 7, 2014

Saudi Women Jailed for Driving a Motor Vehicle; Jailed for 6 Days, Sentenced 25 More Days in Jail

Two activists for women's rights in Saudi Arabia were arrested for violating the ban against female drivers in the Muslim nation, and authorities have extended their time in jail, the Inquisitr website reports today (December 7, 2014).

One of the women -- 25-year-old Loujain al-Hathloul -- drove across the border in Saudi Arabia from the neighboring United Arab Emirates where she holds a valid drivers license.

A second woman -- and fellow activist of al-Hathloul, 33-year-old Maysa al-Amoudi -- was also arrested in Saudi Arabia for violating the driving ban.

Both women have already been jailed for six days and are to be held for another 25 days, although no legal reasons were given for the extended jail time. It is believed that Saudi authorities extended their jail time in order to send a strong message to prevent other women from violating the driving ban.

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