Saudi Justice: Whipping a Rape Victim

[Weekly Standard] Stephen Schwartz and Irfan Al-Alawi - A court in the Saudi Arabian city of Qatif ordered that a 19-year-old woman be lashed 200 times and jailed for six months after she was kidnapped at knife-point and raped by seven men, for being found in a vehicle with a man to whom she was not related. Qatif is a center of the large Shia minority in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, and the victim herself was Shia. Her attackers were Sunnis.

2007-11-30 01:00:00

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