Jeddah police arrested two female professors from King Abdulaziz University this week for the crime of driving themselves to the mall. Police were shocked by the sight of a woman behind the wheel of a car and immediately pulled them over. We have previously followed the struggle of women to enjoy this freedom of movement in the Kingdom (here)
The women claimed that they had no alternative when their driver disappeared a few days earlier and they had no male relative to drive them. The driver in her 20s has been turned over for prosecution.
For an amazing video of a woman driving a car in Saudi Arabia, click here.
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