End of female driving ban brings greater freedom but some rights activists remain in prison

Hamsa al-Sonosi’s new red Range Rover has been sitting in her driveway for two months, its engine only started for brief, furtive trips around the block. Just after midnight on Saturday, both Sonosi and her car will no longer have to hide.

A goal she had aspired to for most of her life – to drive herself wherever she pleased – will become a reality for Sonosi, as well as for a selected minority of other women in Saudi Arabia, who for the first time will legally be able to take to the roads.

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