Human rights activists welcome end of Saudi driving ban

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 28 September 2017

Women's rights activists around the world are welcoming the decision by King Salman allowing women in Saudi Arabia to drive. Activists have campaigned for years to allow women in the kingdom to drive, and some women have been imprisoned for defying the rule. But the Saudi Press Agency reported yesterday that the King had rescinded the ban and the order will be implemented by June 2018. Executive director of the Women's Rights division of Human Rights Watch in New York, Liesl Gerntholtz, joins us.