Why does a rape victim get 200 lashes because she got raped.
The 19-year-old victim was sentenced last year to 90 lashes for meeting with an unrelated male, a former friend from whom she was retrieving photographs. The seven rapists, who abducted the pair and raped both, received sentences ranging from 10 months to five years in prison.
Does anyone understand how much 200 lashes hurts the human body? Why, because she was a victim of rape? Does anyone notice that "they" as a couple were both raped. Man and the woman. So they were both raped by 7 men. And we should be complacent about this topic?
And the woman victim got 6 months in jail for being a victim of rape? Now let's talk sanctions, let's talk stop Saudia Arabia from pretending it's an ally against the war on terrorism. Who are we trying to kid?
"After a year, the preliminary court changed the punishment and made it two to nine years for the defendants," al-Lahim said of the new decision handed down Wednesday. "However, we were shocked that they also changed the victim's sentence to be six months in prison and 200 lashes."
Let us forbid ourselves from letting anyone know the injustice that is going on.
The judges more than doubled the punishment for the victim because of "her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media," according to a source quoted by Arab News, an English-language Middle Eastern daily newspaper.
So if you even defend a woman now your law license is removed. Sounds like we need to find new friends for the US and Europe.
Judge Saad al-Muhanna from the Qatif General Court also barred al-Lahim from defending his client and revoked his law license, al-Lahim said. The attorney has been ordered to attend a disciplinary hearing at the Ministry of Justice next month.
My god let me pull my heart out and lay it on the table. Why are we allowing women to be treated this way? Why are we accepting a lesser evil over another evil. In this day and age, do we still need to fight for womans rights to life?
Women are subject to numerous restrictions in Saudi Arabia, including a strict dress code, a prohibition against driving and the need for a man's permission to travel or have surgery. Women are also not allowed to testify in court unless it is about a private matter that was not observed by a man, and they are not allowed to vote.
This should already be assumed as true in a modern society. So why do we support such dictatorships as a nation named US, and all that goes with it? Why does Europe accept this and let it slide?