2 Saudi women to be tried for driving

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RIYADH: Authorities in Saudi Arabia have transferred two detained women’s rights campaigners to an anti-terrorism tribunal, activists say. A court in the al-Ahsa region of Eastern Province issued the ruling on Thursday. Loujain al-Hathloul has been kept in custody since December 1 for defying Saudi Arabia’s driving ban on females. She tried to drive into the kingdom from neighboring United Arab Emirates in defiance of the ban. Meanwhile, 33-year-old Maysa al-Amoudi, who was based in the UAE and arrived at the border to deliver food, water and a blanket to…

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