Manal al-Sharif

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Rogue Saudi Female Driver: I Survived Crash

Manal al-Sherif was detained after YouTube video last year

(Newser) - The Saudi woman who made international headlines by driving in a YouTube video survived the car crash that was widely reported to have killed her, reports the Guardian . Media reports had said Manal al-Sherif died instantly, but Sherif tells the Guardian that it was instead an unnamed female companion who... More »

Saudi Woman Driver Freed

Manal al-Sherif reportedly signed an agreement saying she wouldn't drive

(Newser) - The 32-year-old Saudi woman who was detained last Monday after boldly posting a YouTube video that featured her in the driver's seat has been released today, according to a Saudi activist. He credited "pressure from inside and outside" Saudi Arabia as the reason for Manal al-Sharif's release—... More »

Saudi Woman Nabbed After Posting YouTube Driving Video

Manal al-Sharif defies ban on female drivers

(Newser) - A Saudi woman is being detained by police after a bold YouTube protest against the ultra-conservative nation's ban on female drivers. Manal al-Sharif, 32, tools around the city of Khobar in a video posted on YouTube that's now been seen by some 600,000 fans. Sharif was busted... More »

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