Monday, March 10, 2008

Saudi woman defies driving ban to mark women's day

Saudi Arabia is one of US's closest allies in the region. Last month President Bush offered Saudia Arabia a 20 billion dollar arms deal.

In this country it is illegal for women to drive!

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A Saudi woman activist marked this year's International Women's Day by defying a ban on women driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom and posted a video of her act on YouTube.

Wajiha Huwaidar, a leading activist in a campaign to allow women to get behind the wheel in the desert kingdom, confirmed to AFP on Sunday that it was her in the video posted on the popular website.

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