Saudi rape victim sentenced to whipping and prison

A 19 year old woman who was kidnapped and gang raped 14 times by 7 men in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison.  The sentencing court said that the young woman violated laws prohibiting  women from being alone with unrelated men.

See also:

Ruling Jolts Even Saudis: 200 Lashes for Rape Victim [The New York Times]

Saudi court ups punishment for gang-rape victim [CNN]

Saudi gang-rape victim is jailed [BBC]

Saudi orders court lashes, prison for rape victim [The Boston Globe]




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