Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

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She was picked up by saudi authorities earlier this week along with several other activists including a wellknown blogger so far no reason has been given the saudi embassy in washington didn't immediately respond to a request for comment this latest round of arrests comes just weeks before the decades old ban on women driving in saudi arabia is due to be lifted in september dozens of clerics seen as politically active were also rounded up and in november more than two hundred of saudi arabia's wealthiest people were detained at the ritz hotel for three months jackie northam npr news washington i'm shay stevens this is npr news support.

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