November 16, 2007

19 Year Old Saudi Girl Sentenced to 200 Lashes and Jail for Being Raped

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. A court source told the Arab News that the judges had decided to punish the woman further for "her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media"

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