Manal al-Sharif, the Saudi woman working to organize the upcoming campaign against the kingdom”s ban on female drivers, was jailed for an additional 10 days so authorities could “decide her fate.” She had expected to be released Friday, her fifth day in jail, after posting a video on Youtube and Facebook of herself driving.
She was freed Monday after growing international pressure for her release.
The campaign was started via a Facebook page called “teach me how to drive so I can protect myself,” which had more than 12,000 “likes” before being removed. The page was soon after replaced with an identical page.
A page launching a counter-campaign calling on men to beat Saudi women, who defy the driving ban, was also removed from Facebook.