29 May '11, 10am

Just out - AFP: Jailed Saudi female driver appeals to king on @manalalsharif

JEDDAH - A YOUNG Saudi woman detained for more than a week for breaking the ultra-conservative kingdom's ban on women driving has appealed to King Abdullah for her release, her lawyer said on Sunday. 'Manal al-Sharif hopes that the king will order her release and close her file,' her lawyer Adnan al-Saleh said. 'Her morale is very high, and she is sure of herself,' Mr Saleh said, denying reports in various Saudi newspapers that she had collapsed after being detained and expressed regret for breaking the driving ban. Sharif was arrested on May 21 while driving in the Eastern Province city of Al-Khobar, a day after she posted footage on the video-sharing website YouTube showing her behind the wheel. Although traffic police released her after a few hours, the 32-year-old computer security consultant was later re-apprehended from her home by criminal investigation police, Mr S...

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