RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi security official says authorities have re-arrested an activist who defied a ban on female drivers in the conservative kingdom.
Manal al-Sherif is being accused of "violating public order" and will be held for five days while the case is investigated.
She launched a campaign against the longtime ban last week by posting a video on the Internet of herself behind the wheel in the eastern city of Khobar.
Al-Sherif was detained for several hours on Saturday by the country's religious police.
A security official says al-Sherif was re-arrested Sunday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the press.
About 300 Saudi activists have signed a petition appealing to the Saudi king to set al-Sherif free.