Monday, May 30, 2011

Saudi Arabia: Freedom!

At last, she could breathe the air outside. She could go back to her home after spending what? Ten days in prison? And her crime? Driving a car and posting the video online.

We are all happy that she was finally released. This brave Saudi woman in her plight to fight for Saudi women's rights, paid a price that cost her 10 days in jail, the risk of losing custody of her son, and the risk of losing her job. Who knows? Maybe she has already lost it.

Thank God! Manal AlSharif was finally released today by the AlKhobar police. It is reported that she apologised for breaking the law and promised to withdraw from the planned June 17th women's driving protest. Now there are many speculations as to whether women will still take to the streets on June 17. 

Below is a video, a creative work of art by an artist, Aafke. I found it interesting and couldn't help sharing.

1 comment:

  1. Alhamdulillah! She was released. We are very proud of you Manal.


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