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I Can't Wait to Drive in Saudi Arabia Again

THE LAST TIME I WAS ARRESTED. NEXT TIME, I WILL BE ON THE ROAD TO EQUALITY WITH MY FELLOW SAUDI WOMEN.

In May 2011, I drove a car in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, to protest the kingdom’s ban on women driving. As a result, I was arrested, taken from my home in the dark of night and jailed for nine days, during which time I was interrogated, strip-searched and accused of being a traitor and a spy. I was released only after my

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