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Photoblog: Protesters demand release of Saudi women activists at London embassy

Riyadh is also seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists [TNA]

Date of publication: 23 August, 2018

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In pictures: Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Saudi embassy in the British capital London on Thursday to call for the release of detained women rights activists.

Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Saudi embassy in the British capital London on Thursday to call for the release of detained women rights activists.

The rally, organised by Amnesty International, marked 100 days since Saudi authorities arrested the activists in May - just before the kingdom ended its ban on women drivers.

Some protesters drove past the embassy in London's West End beeping their car horns and displaying placards calling for the immediate release of the detained.

Many Twitter users joined the protest using the hashtag #BeepForFreedom.

Amnesty says at least 12 leading human rights activists, including eight women, have been arrested in the kingdom since May.

Many of them long opposed the decades-long ban and resisted the system of male "guardians" - fathers, husbands or other relatives, whose permission is required to travel or get married.

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