Activists pushing for women's right-to-drive in Saudi Arabia have declared their online campaign a success, in the world's only country where women are not allowed to operate cars.The campaign that began last year and revved up again since the beginning of the month encouraged women to post online images of themselves driving.(CNN) -- A schoolgirl in Saudi Arabia has accepted her sentence of 90 lashes and two months in prison for assaulting her headmistress after a confrontation over a cell phone, according to Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan."The verdict was accepted by the girl -- she did not reject it, which means it will be carried out," Dr.The activist said she did not want to be named because the interior ministry has threatened her with arrest if she speaks publicly about the campaign.There is a "huge risk" for female drivers, the activist said when asked why more had not posted images of themselves this year.Human rights group Amnesty International has urged Saudi Arabian authorities not to carry out the sentence, and Saudi Arabia's National Society for Human Rights called for the punishment to be reconsidered, according to statements from both groups.Al-Watan, which first reported the sentence, said the girl struck the headmistress on the head with a glass after a confrontation over the confiscation of the girl's camera-equipped cell phone. Saleh Al-Khaslan, a spokesman for the Saudi Arabian rights group, told CNN the penalty was too severe.
Speaking into the camera, she says in Arabic: “You’ll find a woman who has a ph D, [or] a professor in a university… We want change in the country.” It was a powerful protest message, one that ultimately landed Al-Sharif in jail.
Riyadh Al-Muhaidib, the Head of the Court in the Saudi city of Jubail, told Al-Watan.
Al-Muhaidib went on to say that Saudi Arabian King Abdullah could pardon the girl, in which case the punishment would not be carried out, Al-Watan reported.
The newspaper's story Sunday quoted a school official as saying the girl is not 13, but about 20 years old.
Both Amnesty International and the Saudi Arabian watchdog group have said the girl is 13.