Monday, November 19, 2007

Saudi Arabia : Gang Rape Victim 200 Lashes

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (AHN) - An appellate judge in Saudi Arabia reversed a lower court decision sentencing a gang rape victim from 90 lashes to 200 lashes and slapping another six-months jail term for reportedly using the media to influence her case.

The 19-year-old victim of gang rape was earlier sentenced by a lower court to 90 lashes for violating the country's laws on sex segregation. The woman appealed her case before the appellate court hoping to get a lighter sentence.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I would much rather be an American Spaniel than be a woman with the misfortune of living anywhere in the Middle East.

    American pets of both genders are treated far better than women in that wretched region of the world. To say the Saudi Court's decision is outrageous is, well, an understatement.