Meanwhile, in Saudi-Arabia…

Manal al-Sharif was arrested on Saturday while driving in the Eastern Province city of Al-Khobar, a day after she posted footage on YouTube showing her behind the wheel.

Although traffic police released her after a few hours, the 32-year-old computer security consultant was later re-apprehended at her home by criminal investigation police, her lawyer Adnan al-Saleh said.

“She has been charged with spurring women to drive, on the internet, and inciting public opinion,” he told AFP by telephone on Monday, after meeting Sharif in prison.

He said police ordered her to remain in custody for five days pending further investigations.

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