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Woman rights activist released

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RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia released veteran women’s rights activist Aisha al-Manea following her arrest last week with several other activists in a crackdown just weeks before a ban on women driving is set to end, Amnesty International said yesterday. The detention of at least 11 activists, mostly women who campaigned for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom’s male guardianship system, which requires women to obtain the consent of a male relative for major decisions.

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