Wednesday, September 28, 2011
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote (starting in 2015), but a court in Saudi Arabia reminded us this week that the situation for women in that country remains tragic. A woman, Shaimaa Ghassaneya, was found guilty of driving and was sentenced this week to ten lashes. The New York Times reports that according to human rights activists she would appeal the sentence. It also reported that more women (at least before this sentence) have been encouraged to violated the ban on driving.