29 Sep '11, 12am

Saudi king 'revokes' woman's sentence of 10 lashes for defying driving ban

A Saudi woman sentenced to 10 lashes for defying a ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom has had her sentence 'revoked' by the Saudi king. -- PHOTO: AP JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) - Saudi King Abdullah has revoked a sentence of 10 lashes imposed on a woman for breaking the ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom, a Saudi princess said on Wednesday on her Twitter account. 'Thank God, the lashing of Sheima is cancelled. Thanks to our beloved King. I'm sure all Saudi women will be so happy, I know I am,' said Princess Amira al-Taweel, wife of billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. 'In tough times we stand together; in good times we celebrate together,' the princess said. 'I'm proud to be Saudi. To all Active Saudi women thank u for ur efforts.' Sheima Jastaniah was sentenced on Monday by a court in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, where she was caught driv...

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