Saudi women leave mall in Riyadh before taking taxi as elsewhere a grassroots campaign planned to call for an end to the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE
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Saudi Arabia has arrested a prominent campaigner for women's rights for insulting Islam, activists said on Saturday, accusing authorities of trying to crush all dissent.Suad al-Shamari, a co-founder of a liberal human rights group, is being held in prison, according to two activists who did not want to be named. In September a Saudi court upheld a sentence of 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for Raef Badawi -- who co-founded the Saudi Liberal Network with Shamari -- for insulting Islam.
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