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Saudi Arabia continues crackdown on women’s rights activists

A Saudi woman practices driving.
A Saudi woman practices driving in Riyadh. Photo: Yousef Doubisi/AFP/Getty Images

At least three additional women‘s rights activists have been arrested in Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports, joining seven other people who were arrested under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's authority, who portrayed himself as bringing social reform to the kingdom.

Why it matters: A visiting professor at the London School of Economics, Madawi al-Rasheed, told Reuters: “Mohammed bin Salman wants all the credit for any kind of success story; he wants to tell the world and the audience that the rights of Saudi women and every Saudi citizen come from him.”