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...

Saudi Woman Driver Freed
 Saudi Woman 
 Driver Freed 

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—...

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...

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