Skip to comments.Saudi Lawyer In Rape Victim Plea (Saudis Punish Gang Rape Victim's Lawyer)
Posted on 11/20/2007 7:35:59 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Saudi lawyer in rape victim plea
- Woman sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail under Islamic law
- Judge more than doubled 19-year-old's sentence for speaking to the media
- Woman's lawyer loses law license for speaking to Saudi-controlled media
- Human rights group: Lawyer faces three-year suspension and disbarment
(CNN) -- A Saudi Arabian human rights attorney is asking the government to allow him to represent a woman who was gang-raped -- and then sentenced to prison for speaking out about the case.
The attorney, Abdulrahman al-Lahim, had his license revoked last week by a judge for speaking to the Saudi-controlled media about the case, al-Lahim told CNN.
The judge more than doubled the sentence against al-Lahim's 19-year-old client because she spoke to the media about the case, a court source told Arab News, an English-language Middle Eastern daily newspaper.
The woman -- who was initially sentenced in October 2006 to 90 lashes -- had her sentenced increased to 200 lashes and was ordered to serve six months in prison under Saudi Arabia's strict Islamic law.
"We were shocked," al-Lahim said of the increased sentence.
CNN has been unable to reach Saudi government officials for comment on this report, despite repeated requests.
Al-Lahim had petitioned the court to sentence the attackers to the death penalty, but instead the court agreed to increase their jail sentences, which had been two to three years, to two to nine years, al-Lahim said.
The case has sparked outrage among human rights groups.
"Barring the lawyer from representing the victim in court is almost equivalent to the rape crime itself," said Fawzeyah al-Oyouni, founding member of the newly formed Saudi Association for the Defense of Women's Rights.
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If this is how muslims treat their own family and neighbors, just imagine how they would treat infidels like you or me or our wives, daughters and mothers.
This is just another illustration why Islam is "The Religion of Peace."
Your comparison isn't funny and isn't appreciated- глупый идиот.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah opposes these kind of laws, but he’s got an uphill battle.
I could read the idiot part.
And this country is our ally because—?
And I am convinced the OPEC bunch buy those who protest any American drilling or mining or nuclear use;as well as bribe those despicable curs like bill clinton who placed vast energy resources out of reach in the guise of natural "monuments" or pass laws blocking American energy development.
There aren't any good,scientific reasons we don't have a large number of nuclear power plants kept fueled by breeder reactors,more hydroelectric(not idiotic destruction of previous working ones) of various sizes,a lot more co-generation in large industrial plants,more offshore drilling, larger storage scattered throughout the nation ,etc.
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