Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a woman to 10 lashes for breaking the country's ban on female drivers

The woman, identified only as Shema, was found guilty of driving in Jeddah in July 2011. The sentence comes two days after the Saudi leader King Abdullah announced that women would be allowed to vote for the first time in 2015. Two other women are due to appear in court later in 2011 on similar charges.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish we had this here. At best women should be shuttled around in buses.