Friday, November 03, 2006

Saudi rape victim sentenced to 90 lashes...

Saudi lashes 'to silence dissent'Here a snippet of the article in the Jerusalem Post:
... The court heard that the victim and her friend were followed by the assailants to their car, kidnapped and taken to a remote farm, where the raping occurred.

The victim was quoted by Okaz newspaper as saying she had expected harsher penalties for the assailants, especially as they had pleaded not guilty. ...

The good news is that the four rapists were "sentenced respectively to five years and 1,000 lashes, four years and 800 lashes, four years and 350 lashes, and one year and 80 lashes."

That's a lot of lashes.


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