Saudi King removes 10-lash sentence for female driver

September 29, 2011 10:22


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Saudi King Abddullah bin Abdul-Aziz revoked a 10-lash sentence for a woman who broke the Saudi ban on female driving in the conservative Muslim country.

The press was alerted to the King's decision by a tweet from a Saudi princess on Wednesday, who said "Thank God, the lashing of Shaima is canceled.Thanks to our beloved King. I'm sure all Saudi women will be so happy, I know I am."

According to AFP, Sheima Jastaniah received the sentence at a court in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after being caught driving in July.

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