Saudi women detained for driving referred to terrorism court

December 26, 2014 4:52 AM

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES—Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban to keep females from driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.

Activists said it marks the first time that women drivers have been referred to the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, and that their detention is the longest of female drivers in Saudi history.

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