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Saudi king grants voting rights to women

Saudi King Abdullah announced Sunday that the nation’s women will gain the right to vote and run as candidates in local elections to be held in 2015 in a major advancement for the rights of women in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

In an annual speech before his advisory assembly, or Shura Council, the Saudi monarch said he ordered the step after consulting with the nation’s top religious clerics, whose advice carries great weight in the kingdom…

The right to vote is by far the biggest change introduced by Abdullah, considered a reformer, since he became the country’s de facto ruler in 1995…

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 Nathalie Morin, a Canadian and a Quebecor, is being held against her will in Saudi Arabia, and is unable to leave the Muslim nation simply because she is a woman. Morin, along with her two children Samir and Abdullah, is a virtual captive in her own home due to her husband Saeed Al Sharahni forbidding her from leaving. Under Saudi law, which derives from the strict Islamic Sharia principles, she is the property of her husband and must have his permission in order to leave the country.

This is an issue of basic civil rights. No woman is the property of her husband, or of any other man. Free Nathalie Morin! Sign the petition, everyone!

R.E.A.L. - Muslims and Rights Activists Call for Women’s Rights, Freedom for Nathalie Morin, at Saudi Arabia Embassy

My Saudi friend says these laws were enacted or became more active relatively recently after a couple of girls from well to do very powerful families traveled to France and then stayed.

But for another example of how little freedom women in Saudi Arabia have — my friend who is not married, got a job in an other town, in order to for her to work, her parents had to move with her to the new town.

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