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NOT BACKING DOWN Saudi Police Arrest Women Drivers Hassan Ammar / AP Photo

Saudi Police Arrest Women Drivers

Saudi women aren’t giving up their fight for the right to drive—and religious police aren’t showing any signs of giving in. Almost two weeks after 42 women organized a mass drive on June 17, five women in Jiddah—Saudi Arabia’s second biggest city—were arrested by the religious force for violating the law by getting behind the wheel. Four were in one car, while the fifth was arrested later in a different neighborhood. But activists struck a defiant pose. “This will not scare us,” said blogger Eman al-Nafjan.

June 29, 2011 5:33 PM