Saudi Justice: Teenage Gang-Rape Victim ‘Admits’ To Crime

This is the follow-up to a recent post ( EU Inaction Breeds Contempt in a Dictatorship of Floggers) on the Saudi rape victim who was sentenced to 200 lashes for being alone with a man in a car. The perverse ‘justice’ in Saudi Arabia, elucidated by this case, is almost surreal. Let us hope that the mainstream media care enough about justice and a woman’s (and man’s) right not to be gang-raped to overcome the prevalent Western hesitance to criticize non-Western cultures.

Saudi rape VICTIM sentenced to 200 lashes ‘admits to affair’
A teenage rape victim sentenced to 200 lashes in Saudi Arabia has confessed to cheating on her husband, according to authorities in the kingdom. The Saudi Justice Ministry also condemned foreign interference in the case and insisted the punishment would be carried out.

A spokesman yesterday maintained the ruling was legal and that the woman had “confessed to doing what God has forbidden”. Officials also added that the woman and her husband were “convinced on the verdict and agreed to it”.

“The charged girl is a married woman who confessed to having an affair with the man she was caught with,” a statement said.

The 19-year-old, from Qatif, was gang-raped by seven men after meeting a former boyfriend to retrieve a picture.The men ambushed their car and raped them both. She was sentenced to six months in prison and 90 lashes, but when her lawyer appealed the penalty was doubled to 200 lashes.

Under Saudi Arabia’s Sharia law, women are not allowed in public with men they are not related to.

One Response to Saudi Justice: Teenage Gang-Rape Victim ‘Admits’ To Crime

  1. Diane says:

    One wonders how her “confession” was extracted… I’m guessing it makes waterboarding seem like kid-stuff.

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