Saudi Registers First Female Lawyer

Saudi Arabia has registered its first female trainee advocate, paving the way for women to practice as lawyers in the kingdom where strict Islamic sharia law applies, an activist said on Tuesday.

“The road is open now to women to receive permits to practise as lawyers, after the registration of Arwa al-Hujaili as the first trainee lawyer,” rights activist Walid Abulkhair told AFP.

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