King Revokes Lashings


“Although there has been no official confirmation of the ruling, Princess Amira al-Taweel, wife of the Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, tweeted: ‘Thank God, the lashing of [Shaima] is cancelled. Thanks to our beloved king. I am sure all Saudi women will be so happy, I know I am.’

King Abdullah has revoked what would have been the first legal punishment of ten lashings to a woman for driving (announced Tuesday).

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