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US woman detained in Saudi Arabia released amid guardianship battle

US citizen Carly Morris has been released from a Saudi prison, but says she's still unable to leave the kingdom with her young daughter.
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An American woman has been released from detention in Saudi Arabia, where the country’s male guardianship system has rendered her effectively trapped in the kingdom, her family told Al-Monitor.  

Carly Morris was summoned Monday to the police station in the Saudi city of Buraydah, where her family says she was accused of “disrupting public order” and transferred to a women’s prison some 40 minutes outside the city. 

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