RIYADH - Saudi authorities have freed all but two of a group of women arrested early this month while staging a sit-in to demand the release of prisoners in Buraida, police said Monday. "All women arrested have been freed, with the exception of two of them who refused to leave even after all procedures for their release were completed," a police spokesman in Qassim province said in a statement carried by SPA news agency.

"Contacts are ongoing with their families to convince them to implement the judicial order," said the spokesman.