Skip to comments.Saudi judge punishes raped girl
Posted on 11/22/2006 1:05:22 PM PST by MooseMan
AL-AWWAMIYA, Saudi Arabia - When the teenager went to the police a few months ago to report she was gang-raped by seven men, she never imagined a judge would punish her - and that she would be sentenced to more lashes than one of her alleged rapists received. The story of the Girl of Qatif, as the alleged rape victim has been called by the media in Saudi Arabia, has triggered a rare debate about the country's legal system, in which judges have wide discretion in punishing a criminal, rules of evidence are shaky and sometimes no defense lawyers are present. The result, critics say, are sentences left to the whim of judges. These include one in which a group of men got heavier sentences for harassing women than the men in the Girl of Qatif rape case or three men who were convicted of raping a boy. In another, a woman was ordered to divorce her husband against her will based on a demand by her relatives. In the case of the Girl of Qatif, she was sentenced to 90 lashes for being alone in a car with a man to whom she was not married - a crime in this strictly segregated country - at the time that she was allegedly attacked and raped by a group of other men. "The big shock came when the judge sentenced me and the man to 90 lashes each," said the woman. The sentence was handed down as part of the rape trial. Lashes are usually spread over several days, dealt around 50 at a time. Judges in the case referred The Associated Press to the Justice Ministry when asked about the sentencing. The ministry said Tuesday that rape could not be proved.
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If the rape cannot be proved, why was she punished?
All Cultures Are Equal.
"If the rape cannot be proved, why was she punished?"
Well then she must've have asked for it.
In Islam there is no such thing as an innocent woman - only the men get the benefit of the doubt.
Justice: Muslim style!
Per the article: "...she was sentenced to 90 lashes for being alone in a car with a man to whom she was not married - a crime in this strictly segregated country..."
So, I guess she was punished regardless of being raped or not because she committed that crime.
If the rape cannot be proved, why is HE being punished? The girl is being punished for being "uncovered meat". Isn't multiculturalism grand? </sarcasm>
Islam is not a religion, it is a disease, a curse, upon the world.
Muslims are absolute barbarian savages.
Oh and a memo to CAIR: please leave my beloved USA and go back to whatever IslamoNazi hellholes you crawled out of.
Islam at its finest! (sarc)
The link below is from the U.S. State Department and describes the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia:
The judge was just following Mohammad's lead. Rape, Pedophilia = good.
"If the rape cannot be proved, why is HE being punished? The girl is being punished for being "uncovered meat". Isn't multiculturalism grand?"
Good point! Maybe the rape victim should have been the only one to be lashed.
If I remember correctly, these men were married?
Maybe that's what got them some lashes?
I read this and wonder why Saudi Arabia is considered a friend of the USA?
Her presence with the man was admitted.
So, under Muslim law she is guilty of unchaperoned accompanyment of an unrelated male.
She is lucky she didn't get sentenced to be stoned to death.
And yet the LEFT of this country overlooks this sort of behavior as they do the crap handed out by every dictator on Earth.
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