Right2Dignity Statement On Shaimaa’s Unjust Sentence of 10 Lashes for Driving


Breaking News:

We have received unfortunate news about a Saudi lady, Shaimaa, who was called in court for driving her car, she has attended three sessions in Jeddah and they have sentenced her for 10 lashes. She has rejected the verdict and will appeal in court. This is completely unacceptable and certainly breaks laws and regulations as well as international treaties that Saudi Arabia has signed, such as CEDAW.

Two other ladies have been called to court, Ms. Najlaa Hariri was forced to sign a pledge not to drive again and is scheduled to appear in court for trial in one month in Jeddah and another lady is under trial in the Eastern Province.

What is happening is horrifying and must immediately be stopped.

My Right2Dignity Initiative.

1 comment
  1. Bonnie Chalek said:

    To quote Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) “The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.”
    Susan B. Anthony in the 1800’s tried to vote in the U.S. when it was “illegal” for women. She was sent to court and fined 100 dollars – the courtrooms were all male- male judge- male jurists- male lawyers. She told the judge she refuses to pay the fine because she is not being tried by her “peers”. There were no women.
    My heart goes out to these brave women.

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