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Saudi Lawyer In Rape Victim Plea (Saudis Punish Gang Rape Victim's Lawyer)
CNN ^ | Tue November 20, 2007 | CNN

Posted on 11/20/2007 7:35:59 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Saudi lawyer in rape victim plea

Story Highlights

- 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; islamofascism; mercyofallah; muhammadsminions; muslims; ratbastards; religionofpeace; rop; saudi; saudiarabia; sharia; totalitarian
Saudi Arabia is nothing more than a twisted cult of death sitting atop of a giant oil well.

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."

1 posted on 11/20/2007 7:36:01 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

ROP Baby!!

2 posted on 11/20/2007 7:43:10 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: DogByte6RER
more here:
3 posted on 11/20/2007 7:44:05 PM PST by ddtorquee
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To: DogByte6RER
just imagine how they would treat infidels like you or me

Don't need to imagine, just watch old news clips from 2001:

Saudi Arabia is so backwards they make Russia look modern.
4 posted on 11/20/2007 7:58:48 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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Saudi Arabia is so backwards (sic) they make Russia look modern.

Your comparison isn't funny and isn't appreciated- глупый идиот.

5 posted on 11/20/2007 8:49:11 PM PST by trane250
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To: DogByte6RER

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah opposes these kind of laws, but he’s got an uphill battle.

6 posted on 11/20/2007 10:10:38 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: trane250

I could read the idiot part.

7 posted on 11/20/2007 10:28:40 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: DogByte6RER

And this country is our ally because—?

8 posted on 11/21/2007 5:44:25 PM PST by Nick5
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To: Nick5
OIL,and no other reason.

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.

9 posted on 11/21/2007 5:53:25 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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