Saudi Arabia

Rania al-Baz's popularity as a TV news presenter was always an implicit threat to Saudi Arabia's repressive, male-dominated culture but it wasn't until her husband beat her, and she published the photos of her injuries, that she shook Saudi society.
Mohamed al-Zulfa was a little-known member of the majlis al-shura (consultative council). A few months ago he became a celebrity when he turned a discussion about a new traffic law into a national debate about the right of women to drive cars.
Le puissant ministre saoudien de l'Intérieur, le prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, a sévèrement critiqué ceux de ses concitoyens favorables à la levée de l'interdiction de conduire faite aux femmes du royaume.
Saudi Arabia's appointed consultative council has shelved a proposal by one of its members to lift the ban on women's driving in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom.
Our religious education is completely sectarian and one-sided, stressing only one point of view. Article by Raid Qusti.
Sentences imposed for alleged homosexual conduct violate basic rights.
"When the outside world thinks of Saudi women there are two images that appear to characterize all of us without exclusion or exception. We are veiled and we don't drive." Article by Lubna Hussain.
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