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  1. Saudi women stage rare protest at university

    Web posted at: 8/4/2009 7:39:12
    Source ::: AFP

    RIYADH: Scuffles broke out yesterday when hundreds of Saudi women students held a rare protest at a university over alleged corrupt admission policies, local newspapers reported.

    The protest erupted after students were turned away on admissions day at Taif University, south of the holy city of Mecca, Okaz and its sister paper the Saudi Gazette said yesterday.

    Female security guards clashed with the students and female guardians as they staged a sit-in and blocked streets and the entrance to the university, they said on their websites.

    Witnesses quoted by the Saudi Gazette said that Red Crescent relief teams treated the female guardian of one of the girls “who was beaten up by the security women.” Al Medina newspaper said the women and their guardians attempted to storm the university’s gate and were pushed back by security guards, resulting in some injuries. The women accused the university of admitting less qualified students and closing admissions before the official registration date.

    But the dean of admissions and registration, Hisham al-Zeer denied there was any corruption in the admissions process, the Gazette said. Photographs of the protest showed hundreds of women covered in black abayas, or head-to toe robes, standing and sitting by a university entrance and in the street.

    Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry strictly enforces a ban on demonstrations, and mass protests by women in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom are virtually unheard of.

  2. Saudi woman fights back. Literally.

    Religious police officer is taken to hospital

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:28am – 5 Comments

    Here’s how the fight went down. A member of the Saudi religious police—or, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice—was on the prowl. His location: an amusement park. His target: unmarried couples. (Unrelated men and women are not allowed to publicly socialize in the Saudi kingdom). But when the cop approached a young couple in their 20s to question them, he probably didn’t expect what came next: being beaten up by the young woman to the point that he needed to be hospitalized—while the woman’s male companion lay collapsed on the ground. “To see resistance from a woman means a lot,” said Saudi rights activist Wajiha Al-Huwaidar. “People are fed up with these religious police, and now they have to pay the price for the humiliation they put people through for years and years.” If the young woman is convicted, she could face time in jail as well as lashings.

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/05/18/saudi-woman-fights-back-literally/

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