The Arrests of Saudi Women’s Driving Activists Underlines the Limits of Reforms

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Series Details 22.05.18
Publication Date 22/05/2018
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The arrest of Saudis in May 2018 who campaigned for women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia was a reminder of the autocratic nature of the kingdom’s political leadership, even as it embarked on a process of social and economic liberalisation.

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Deutsche Welle, 25.05.18: Saudi Arabia releases four women's rights activists after crackdown
The Conversation, 03.07.17 (et al): Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince embraces a risky interventionism
BBC News, 23.05.18: Saudi Arabia widens crackdown on women's rights activists
The Guardian, 25.05.18: Saudi Arabia arrests key activist in human rights crackdown

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