Rape Victim sentenced to 200 Lashes, Jail

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  1. SuBe Voluntaryist

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    Saudi Arabia's Judiciary Defends Verdict Sentencing Rape Victim to 200 Lashes and Jail Time

    Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi judiciary on Tuesday defended a court verdict that sentenced a 19-year-old victim of a gang rape to six months in jail and 200 lashes because she was with an unrelated male when they were attacked.
    The Shiite Muslim woman had initially been sentenced to 90 lashes after being convicted of violating Saudi Arabia's rigid Islamic law requiring segregation of the sexes.
    But in considering her appeal of the verdict, the Saudi General Court increased the punishment. It also roughly doubled prison sentences for the seven men convicted of raping the woman, Saudi news media said last week.
    The reports triggered an international outcry over the Saudis punishing the victim of a terrible crime.
    But the Ministry of Justice stood by the verdict Tuesday, saying that "charges were proven" against the woman for having been in a car with a man who was not her relative.
    The ministry implied the victim's sentence was increased because she spoke out to the press. "For whoever has an objection on verdicts issued, the system allows an appeal without resorting to the media," said the statement, which was carried on the official Saudi Press Agency.
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    The attack occurred in 2006. The victim says she was in a car with a male student she used to know trying to retrieve a picture of her. She says two men got into the car and drove them to a secluded area where she was raped by seven men. Her friend also was assaulted.
    Justice in Saudi Arabia is administered by a system of religious courts according to the kingdom's strict interpretation of Islamic law.
    Judges have wide discretion in punishing criminals, rules of evidence are vague and sometimes no defense lawyer is present. The result, critics say, are sentences left to the whim of judges. A rapist, for instance, could receive anywhere from a light sentence to death.
    State Department spokesman Sean McCormack avoided directly criticizing the Saudi judiciary over the case, but said the verdict "causes a fair degree of surprise and astonishment."
    "It is within the power of the Saudi government to take a look at the verdict and change it," McCormack said.
    Canada's minister for women's issues, Jose Verger, has called the sentence "barbaric."
    The New York-based Human Rights Watch said the verdict "not only sends victims of sexual violence the message that they should not press charges, but in effect offers protection and impunity to the perpetrators."






    - Food for thought.
     
  2. November Rain Single Mother

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    You mean i get to get gangbanged and then free lashes afterwards?

    I'm moving to Saudi...
     
  3. PemLam Let the butthurt flow!

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    And people wonder why....aw **** it....not even worth talking about these idiots. :cmad:
     
  4. knowsbleed Registered

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    I remember this story when it first came out. What a ruckus it raised back then. And now they've INCREASED the punishment...that's truly incredible. I'd hate to see what would've happened if she had fought back against her attackers.

    "You have disrespected the men who were raping your orifices by acting unwomanly while being raped. Your punishment...RAPE HER DAUGHTER!!"



    ps...November Rain is the cool person of the day...its official.
     
  5. kainedamo Registered

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    Didn't the Queen of Britain have tea and crumpets with the King of that country just weeks ago???
     
  6. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    Oil is a superb social lubricant.
     
  7. kainedamo Registered

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    Oil is the only lubricant good enough for sliding into the Queens tight ass.
     
  8. AhabTheArab Registered

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    i thought this site was all about respecting peoples beliefs... this country believes that if you are with a man that is not related to you, you should be punished.

    crazy beliefs sure, but what do you expect from a religious land?
     
  9. kainedamo Registered

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    I don't respect beleifs that are flat out wrong. People can't always hide behind "well thats our religious beleifs".

    The catholic church used to throw young catholic girls in Ireland into hell hole convents/youth detention centres where young girls were raped and beaten, and sometimes their only crime would be being too pretty. Why would I show respect to a belief like that?

    I show respect to the beliefs I can get behind. Like, treating others how you would like to be treated.
     
  10. NateGray Registered

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    To.. you know be in the 21st century with the rest of us not back in the 10th century where these type of idiotic beliefs belong.:o

    Yes this and other religions need to grasp the world is growing up and these type or moronic beliefs that women should be treated like second class citizens need to be done away with already if they want the world to take them seriously.
    The only and I mean only reason they are tolerated now has already been mentioned OIL.
    Gotta love the the hypocrite leader though, tea with the queen when in the back oh his mind he is thinking **** Biotch or I will have you stoned to death.:wow:
     
  11. Duende Verde Registered

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    HEY!!!
    This thread wasn't made by 悪魔天...
    WTH?

    :huh: :huh: :huh:
     
  12. The Original Bamfer Big, Bald and Beautiful

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    It's not quite disturbing enough. :huh:
     
  13. raybia Signing off

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    Saudi Arabic obviously has a corrupt Government.

    My biggest problem is the U.S. and the International community not putting pressure on the Saudi Government and adding them to the list of countries violating human rights.
     
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    your right this is a horrific display of agression that the u.s. would never get away with ( not that we'd stand for it either)
     
  15. AhabTheArab Registered

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    basically what i was going for.
     
  16. I SEE SPIDEY Registered

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    Thankyou. The U.S goverment is so concerned with Oil/money that they don't give a damn about human rights.

    I can't believe they increased her punishment, I can't believe she was punished for being raped. Disgusting. Saudi Arabia has to be like the worse place ever to live if you are a woman.
     
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    Those wacky Arabs, always up to mischief.
    Serously though, they need to be American.
     
  18. raybia Signing off

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    If you are a believer in Human rights regardless of your gender or religion, it would be a terrible environment to live.
     
  19. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Saudi Arabia motto: If you're female, you're basically asking for it. :o
     
  20. raybia Signing off

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    No, its "as long as the U.S. Government supports us we can do no wrong".
     
  21. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Isn't that why sinead o connor ripped up that picture of the Pope on SNL in 1992.

    People started freaking out and she got blacklisted from Tv and Radio. Although it probabley wasn't the best way to raise issue about it, I bet those guys feel like *****e bags now after all catholic pedo scandles.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinéad_O'Connor
     
  22. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I bet they don't since John Paul II wasn't involved with the pedophile scandals.

    What O'Connor did was completely disrespectful to a rather good man.
     
  23. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Agreed. This is sick. Unfortunately our government is in their pocket due to the oil and the Bush family's connections to the Saudi Royal Family.
     
  24. turtlefocker Registered

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    Oh I come from a land, from a faraway place
    Where the caravan camels roam
    Where they cut off your ear
    If they don't like your face
    It's barbaric, but hey, it's home

    When the wind's from the east
    And the sun's from the west
    And the sand in the glass is right
    Come on down
    Stop on by
    Hop a carpet and fly
    To another Arabian night

    Arabian nights
    Like Arabian days
    More often than not
    Are hotter than hot
    In a lot of good ways

    Arabian nights
    'Neath Arabian moons
    A fool off his guard
    Could fall and fall hard
    Out there on the dunes
     
  25. turtlefocker Registered

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    I hope they don't give woman too many rights though, I mean look what happened to our society once woman got all this power... school shootings, boys aged 8 and 9 raping 11 year old girls, suicide rates doubling by the year...
     

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