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The Other Saudi Rape Victim

I’d been reading the headlines about the Saudi woman who was raped, and then sentenced to 90 lashes. But I didn’t read any of the articles, until I came across a headline saying that she’d been “pardoned,” apparently for the “crime of sitting in a car with her ex-boyfriend, who was also raped. The ex was also sentenced to 90 lashes for either (a) being raped or (b) sitting in car with his girlfriend. But at the moment there’s no word of his fate. Now, he may have threatened to shame her by distributing some old pictures. That warrants some kind of punishment, if true, but it hardly warrants 90 lashes. Or rape.

One Comment

  1. It appears that he, too, has been “pardoned,” according to CNN:

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/12/19/saudi.rape/index.html

    This whole thing is utterly sickening.

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