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Topic - Nadya Khalife
Libyan rebels say condoms and Viagra found on soldiers loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi are proof of a campaign of rape waged by the Libyan dictator to terrorize male and female opponents.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has a habit of throwing rocks at its perceived enemies, but the mullahs in Tehran are slowly learning that the civilized world will not countenance the practice. Iranian officials last week commuted the sentence of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. But all is not well yet.
"This is a home-grown women's revolution inside Saudi Arabia that's been 20 years in the making," Ms. Khalife said.
Nadya Khalife, a Beirut-based women's rights researcher for Human Rights Watch, said the ban affects women's mobility, ranging from running errands to driving home at night, without having to wait for a hired driver or male guardian.