Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Ten women's rights activists have gone on trial in Saudi Arabia in a case that has raised questions about the kingdom's human rights record.
Those who appeared included Loujain al-Hathloul,Aziza al-Yusuf, Eman al-Nafjan and Hatoon El-Fassi prominent figures in the campaign to win Saudi women the right to drive.
The demands of many observers and diplomats from the US and Europe have not been accepted because of the confidentiality measures.
Activist women were taken into custody last June and it was announced that they would be tried on charges of supporting enemy agents abroad. While women who have been in prison for about 9 months are subjected to maltreatment, torture, and harassment, Saudi authorities deny these allegations.