In the past, Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world to ban women from driving, and the ban was lifted this month 24th to allow Saudi women to drive legally.
In the past, Saudi Arabia was known for its religious beliefs, the imposition of strict Sunni Islam in the law, and the Wahhabi of the rule of gender segregation.
Women must comply with strict dress codes and should not associate with unrelated men, and if they want to travel, work or receive health care, they must be accompanied by a male guardian or obtain written permission. A number of legal norms still discriminate against women's rights, including the Saudi that women may not have the right to drive, a provision that has historically progressed on Monday (4th). (Recommended reading: Saudi Arabia, the original sin of miniskirts and belly-mounted )
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This week, 10 women in Saudi Arabia were granted driving licences, the first women to be licensed in recent decades, who were legally allowed to drive domestically. Most of these women are valid international drivers of other countries, enabling them to obtain a driver's license before the June 24 Saudi officially lifted the woman from exercising her driving rights. Since 24th, the nationwide ban on female driving will be revoked until women who have been licensed to do so are allowed to travel legally.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving, a landmark moment for the lifting of legislation.
Hathloul, who, in 2014, tried to drive across Saudi Arabia in order to gain the right to drive women, she served in the juvenile detention centre for 73 days and recorded many of her experiences on Twitter. The last three women who participated in the 1990 protest against the driving ban were also arrested and later released. (Recommended reading:"I finally exercised my right to vote" the first open women's vote in Saudi country )
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Last month, several activists protesting Saudi Arabia's laws were arrested, and Loujain Al-hathloul, Aziza Alyousef and Eman Al-nafjan, a prominent figure in the women's driving power movement, were arrested and Amnesty International called the arrests " Blatant means of intimidation ", last Sunday, the Saudi prosecutor said a total of 17 people were detained, but said eight people had been" temporarily "released.
"There is no justification for the incessant harassment of women's rights activists by the Saudi authorities," said Shama Hadid, director of the international Amnesty Group's Middle East movement. "And put forward," Europe and world leaders should not remain silent in the face of serious and systematic violations of the human rights of activists and activists. 」