Women in Saudi Arabia cannot drive, but they can own cars. What for?
“Saudi wife arrested after going for an illegal drive,” from the Daily Mail, June 16 (thanks to Twostellas):
A woman has been arrested for breaking Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers.
She was stopped by a police patrol after driving six miles to collect her husband near their home in the town of Buraida.
As her ‘legal guardian’ he had to sign a declaration that he would not let his wife drive again.
It is not yet known if she has been released or if she faces legal action.
Saudi Arabia is the only country that forbids women from driving.
The ban is based on religious rulings from clerics who say it is un-Islamic.
Civil rights activists in the country have begun lobbying the government to lift the ban.