Esraa Albuti, an executive director at Ernst & Young, displays her Saudi Arabian driving licence at the General Department of Traffic in Riyadh. Hers was one of 10 issued to women on Monday before the kingdom lifts the world's only ban on women driving on June 24. But the move comes as a number of women who had campaigned for the right to drive remain under arrest. Photo: Saudi Information Ministry via AP

Ten Saudi women receive driving licences amid a crackdown against activists

Ahead of the end of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving on June 24, the government issues its first licences, even as it keeps activists under arrest

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Esraa Albuti, an executive director at Ernst & Young, displays her Saudi Arabian driving licence at the General Department of Traffic in Riyadh. Hers was one of 10 issued to women on Monday before the kingdom lifts the world's only ban on women driving on June 24. But the move comes as a number of women who had campaigned for the right to drive remain under arrest. Photo: Saudi Information Ministry via AP
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