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Friday, November 16, 2007

Rape victim gets 200 lashes

Riyadh - A court in the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia is punishing a female victim of gang rape with 200 lashes and six months in jail, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

The 19-year-old woman - whose six armed attackers have been sentenced to jail terms - was initially ordered to undergo 90 lashes for "being in the car of an unrelated male at the time of the rape", the Arab News reported.

But in a new verdict issued after Saudi Arabia's Higher Judicial Council ordered a retrial, the court in the eastern town of Al-Qatif more than doubled the number of lashes to 200.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Errr... I have nothing to say to this. I mean moral policing at it's worst.

The girl should at least be spared the lashes, since she's the one that has been raped, not the men! :@

November 16, 2007 3:26 PM  

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