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Saudi Arabia to try female drivers in terrorism court

Activists say that two Saudi women arrested for driving nearly a month ago will be tried in a terrorism court, BBC News reports.

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that forbids women from driving, and while it is not technically illegal for women to drive, they cannot receive driving licenses in the country, so they face fines or even arrest if caught driving by police. Activists say that Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, and Maysa al-Amoudi, 33, have had their cases transferred to the terrorism court because of comments they made on social media, not their driving infractions.

The women reportedly plan to appeal the transfer through their attorneys.