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The five were arrested in relation with a public meeting held in Bhima Koregaon near Pune by Dalits on January 1.
Saudi Arabia's arrest of women's rights advocates just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift the world's only ban on women driving is seen as the culmination of a steady crackdown on anyone perceived as a potential critic of the government. The group includes women ranging in age from their 20s to their 70s who have pushed to lift the ban on women driving and for equal rights, as well as men who have supported them. Here's a look at who the detained activists are and how they became icons of the women's rights movement in Saudi Arabia.