Friday, November 16, 2007

200 Lashes for a Rape Survivor

The note on this image from the website:

President Bush meets with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in the Oval Office Sept. 20. "The President, from the first day, has been very satisfied with the actions of the Saudi government and the Saudi people," said White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.

The Girl from Qatif has been sentenced to more than double the number of lashes she was sentenced to last year following an appeal of her original sentence. Her charge: being in a car with a man she was not related to. She was to be married at the time and met with her ex-boyfriend to receive some pictures (because she was getting married) he had of her from their relationship. The innocent meeting turned gruesome when two men got in the vehicle and drove to a secluded area where 6 men raped the woman, 3 of whom raped her companion.

She is sentenced to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison.

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