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Let women drive, Saudi king urged

A leading women's rights activist in Saudi Arabia writes an open letter to King Abdullah, urging him to lift a ban on women drivers

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    01/8/2015 - 12:57 am | View Website
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    12/29/2014 - 10:56 am | View Website
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