Friday, May 27, 2011

More Saudi women records driving video-New York Times (blog)

Shah manal al-Reef, Saudi activist, 2008 television interview in Saudi Arabia to discuss the role of women.

Shah manal al-Reef Saudi activist who is more at least 10 days is detained women drivers in Saudi Arabia to ignore the prohibition of women for the encouragement, was arrested this week, her lawyer told the Ap on Thursday.

Mr Sharif, a 32-year-old IT consultant allegedly showed her driving around the city of Khobar last week upload video to Youtube to disturb public order for the was arrested on Sunday .

Robert booth and Mona Mahmood report Mr. Sharif's arrest since the guardian of different Saudi women video clips of driving themselves, and more than 20,000 fans are Facebook page posted them she-only.

The English-language Arab News, Saudi newspapers reporting that, Adnan Al-Saleh, Ms. Sharif's lawyer denies his client once and for all other local newspapers said the report in the Wednesday in tears and broken down her arrest after she had repented. According to her lawyer Ms. Sharif and said, "I did cry and does not stop."

Arab News also reported:

Both sexes of 1000 citizens on the one hand, the two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Al-Sharif asked the immediate release of the guardian of the petition for signature. Zheng activists, bloggers, academics and students.

Fellow activists who Ms. Sharif during the last week of the drive, Wajiha suggestions Howeidar, my colleagues in the Government of the Kingdom of her friend mobilization planned mass June 17, to protest the ban on driving schedule, and support for Facebook and Twitter were used to the fact that especially threatened Neil MacFarquhar camera process.

The guardian, she was driving around town, she discussed the ban and the amount Howeidar with it shows a campaign against it on the site of the Ms. Sharif's transcript copies driving video has been posted. Three years previously, Ms. Howeidar mark mark international women's day on Youtube, behind the wheel of his a similar video was published.

Eman Al Nafjan, who is on Twitter Saudiwoman , recorded as according to blogger Yang Sharif's arrest by the religious leaders to uniformly in a country that does not support the ban [NULL], stimulating debate about. Writesshe is.

Ultra-conservative Manal has come out in full force against. Sheikh Nasser Al-Omer on the issue of women driving preaching . At the beginning of the video he claims he who United States field, oil Saudi Arabia plan to take the United States are drawing up expert in American newspapers read threatens Iran TV channel as well. So driving women's issues not raised right or whether it is prohibited by Islam; is for it is supported by the Liberals who Shia started by conspiring against the country are secular Jews and the West. [...]

On the other hand, who has come out in support of Manal sheikhs and driving ban. Sheikh Dr. Eissa al-Ghaith, judge, with the support of women driving their Facebook page page on. Dr. Sheikh Mohammed Al Ahmari Manal and driving prohibition for his support very candid . And the recent past, a highly respected Albani who laughed the woman driving from Islam should be banned, including proposed sheikhs.

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