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Ford pledges to give Saudi women’s rights activist her ‘dream’ car after news that driving ban will be lifted

Sahar Nassif. (Twitter)

Sahar Nassif, a Saudi woman who has been an avid campaigner for women’s rights in her country for years, just saw one of her lifelong dreams come true, when Ford gifted her a Ford Mustang. The 63-year old activist, who has been arrested in the past for (illegally) driving in Jeddah, was exhilarated when King Salman announced last week that he would lift the ban on women driving in the kingdom.  “I’m really thrilled, everybody’s so thrilled — I’m so excited I don’t know what to do,” she told the BBC at the time. “I’m going to buy a Mustang!”

When Ford heard about her enthusiastic response, they reached out on Twitter and offered the activist a free Mustang. Responding with a series of excited emojis, she tweeted back:  “I’m soooo excited! Another dream come true looool.” It will take another nine months for the royal decree lifting the ban to go in effect, but women in Saudi Arabia already started celebrating by driving around last week.

Read the full story at Metro.

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