Gang raped woman sentenced to prison, one hundred lashes
Please read and make your comments.This article was sent to me by my cousin who works in Saudi Arabia and I thought it would be good to share. I think the sentence passed for this woman is too harsh. How come the men go scot free? This is really dehumanizing for Saudi women. I can imagine other scenarios which are not even mentioned. What did women do to deserve all this? I believe Pulsewire has come at the the right moment for many women who are caged in their outdated cultural practices. Let us support these voiceless women in any way possible.
Gang-raped woman sentenced to prison, one hundred lashes
According to the judge, the woman is guilty of adultery and of accepting a ride from a stranger. Following her rape, she became pregnant, and will finish her pregnancy in prison. The one hundred lashes will be given after her baby is born.
Jeddah (AsiaNews/Agencies) - The victim of sexual violence after which she became pregnant, a 23-year-old Saudi woman has been condemned to one year in prison, and 100 lashes. The news has been reported by the Saudi newspaper Saudi Gazette, which says that the judge punished the woman because she is guilty of "adultery," having accepted "a ride from a stranger." The man and his friends abused her the entire night.
The court of the district of Jeddah handed down the sentence after the unmarried woman "confessed to having forced intercourse with a man who offered her a ride." According to the young woman's testimony, he took her to a house east of Jeddah, and, together with four friends, abused her the entire night.
Following the rape, the woman became pregnant; she was eight weeks pregnant when she went to the military King Fahd Hospital. According to the judge, the woman is guilty of "adultery" simply because she is not married, and she has been sentenced to a year in prison.
The hundred lashes will be given after she delivers the baby; the child will take his mother's last name. In Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive, and can ride in a car only if they are accompanied by a husband or relative. In recent days, Saudi princess Amira al-Tawil, wife of prince Al Walid Bin Talal, had defended the right to drive for all women in the country