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If Saudi women allowed to drive in 10 years "there would be no virgins"
Report compiled by one of nations most important Religious Councils, accompanied by a "scientific" analysis, sent to all members of the Legislative Assembly. Increase in homosexuality, prostitution and pornography.
28/09/2011 SAUDI ARABIA
Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving through the streets of Jeddah:
Only men are allowed behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia. This is the first sentence imposed by a judge, in the past women were arrested for few days, then released. Women's rights movement announces an appeal. For activists, the sentence shows the gap between promises and reality of openness of an ultra-conservative society.
25/09/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
First Saudi university to allow men and women together
The new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology opens in a town not far from Jeddah. According to the university’s charter, Saudi Arabia’s religious police will not be allowed to operate on its premises but women will be allowed to drive. By next year, 817 students from 61 countries should be enrolled.
05/12/2013 SAUDI ARABIA
The Saudi monarch opens to women at the wheel
King Abdullah orders authorities to examine the 72 reforms proposed by the Commission for Human Rights ( HRC ) . Among these, the opportunities for women to drive to and from work : greater protection from family violence . Under examination the right to citizenship for children born in mixed marriages , in which the mother is Saudi Arabian.
19/10/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia: 35 women on the Shoura Council
The decision is not official yet, but has been confirmed by sources within the Council and by many Saudi newspapers. The candidates must be more than 30 years of age and have a high level of education.
11/03/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
Prison, whipping for 75-year-old widow: her nephew brought her bread
The poor woman is suspected of seducing two young men. She even risks being kicked out of the country. There are criticisms of abuse of power on the part of the religious police, who watch over the morality and behavior of citizens, gravely interfering in individuals' private lives.
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