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Saudi Court Punishes Rape Victim

reporter (666905) writes | more than 7 years ago

The Courts 1

reporter writes "According to a report by CNN, a court in Saudi Arabia has declared that the victim of a gang rape shall be punished by (1) 200 lashes of a whip and (2) 6 months in prison. The U.S. State Department, which is normally quite vociferous in condemning human-rights abuses in Russia and other authoritarian states, issued a very restrained assessment of this outrageous judicial verdict against the rape victim. "In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said U.S. officials had 'expressed our astonishment' at the sentence, though not directly to Saudi officials. 'It is within the power of the Saudi government to take a look at the verdict and change it,' he added."

What kind of idiot is running the show in Washington?"

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Terrible summary, terrible article (1)

The Iso (1088207) | more than 7 years ago | (#21432829)

She is not being punished for being raped. She violated Saudi Arabia's strict gender segregation laws. This in itself is a human rights violation, but don't blow this out of proportion.
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