Saudi Woman Faces Lashes for Driving

She appeals ruling amid protests against law
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 27, 2011 1:34 PM CDT
Saudi women walk past cars in a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, street.   (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

(Newser) – Women are getting the vote in Saudi Arabia—but they still can’t get behind the wheel. A Saudi woman will get 10 lashes for the crime of driving while female, a court has ruled. The woman, called only Shema, has appealed the decision, says a group fighting for women’s right to drive in the country. To protest the law, more women have been taking to the road recently, the BBC notes.

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