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Saudi judge sentences pregnant gang-rape victim to 100 lashes for committing adultery

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posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 09:23 PM
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Saudi judge sentences pregnant gang-rape victim to 100 lashes for committing adultery


www .dailymail.co.uk

A Saudi judge has ordered a woman should be jailed for a year and receive 100 lashes after she was gang-raped, it was claimed last night.
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posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 09:23 PM
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I'm sure this is the second story of this nature ive heard over the past two months, im sure the other victim was stoned to death (i might be wrong here, will try find the article).

It understand they have their own laws and shizzle but crickey surely common sense would come into the equation at some point.

Long live the west!

www .dailymail.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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Interesting isn't it how the US runs in to free Afghan women from the Taliban but are in bed with the Saudis. They are by far the most oppressive of nations against women, but the US remains silent.

I suppose there is nothing that can be done to help this young woman as they have no legal rights or recourse. Sad and sickening.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 09:59 PM
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Do you think the world will view this as torture or accept it as part of Saudi Arabia's culture in order not to offend the OIL KING?

This is downright wrong IMO.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:05 PM
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Ill go with the OIL KING option there, of course they wouldnt want to upset sheik this and arabian prince that, as was stated there sharing the same bead sheets with the same goals as far as the middle east is concerned.

Crickey here in the UK its already been put to parliament/local councils if muslims can have the right to obide by shariah (is that spelt right?) law.

All of this is a sorry state of affairs and the worst thing is on the most part we can only do but watch and read as others in the world are maimed and bleed.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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It is wrong for what they are doing in this country. The US should hold them to the strict standards that they have instilled in Iraq in Afghanistan. It is a shame that we do nothing about this because they hold all the oil. This is crime against humanity. May she be watched over in her time of need.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:07 PM
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How many times have we already heard of the SAME thing happening?

Even here on ATS Breaking News?

I guarantee, at LEAST a dozen times, probably more!

Until the UN or a lot of countries unite and put pressure on these governments to stop this insanity, all we are going to do is just hear it over and over again!

In my book, some religious practices/beliefs/laws are insane!



[edit on 2/11/2009 by Keyhole]



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:11 PM
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Until the UN or a lot of countries put pressure on these governments to stop this insanity, all we are going to do is just hear it over and over again!


If this was Israel doing this, the UN would be all over it. I wouldn't put that much faith in them. If they do condemn this, it would be short and sweet memo. Hopefully countries and organizations against torture will pick up the slack and fight for this woman.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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The world as a whole needs to stop this kind of BS from happening. How in the world do you go out and punish an innocent woman who has just been raped?

They need to behead the judge and let her go, because she is innocent, it is an open and shut case.

It doesn't even mention what happened to the four men that raped her.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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I wouldnt be suprised if it was a pat on the back and a couple of bowls of rice each if thats how there going to condemn the woman in the courts for something she had no control over what so ever, it was the same with the first case i recall from a month or so back.

I give praise to the law enforcement here that work hard at preventing muslim/asian women being forced into arranged marriages even when theyve been taken/abducted abroad for the weddings, just a shame they cant go that step further and intervene in saudi, id love to see the news if they did.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by redhead57
Interesting isn't it how the US runs in to free Afghan women from the Taliban but are in bed with the Saudis. They are by far the most oppressive of nations against women, but the US remains silent.

I suppose there is nothing that can be done to help this young woman as they have no legal rights or recourse. Sad and sickening.


We didn't go into Afghanistan to liberate Afghani women. We went in to remove the Taliban from power.
Those complaining the US has remained silent in this case are the same ones who would cry foul if we enacted regime change in Saudi Arabia.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:21 PM
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that coming from the daily mail makes me skeptical of its validity but who knows ...

i heard even some western countries still have the death penalty. hard to believe but stranger things have happened.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by stevegmu
...Those complaining the US has remained silent in this case are the same ones who would cry foul if we enacted regime change in Saudi Arabia...


Without a doubt a fair statement which is why the UN should be getting in on this.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by jam321
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Until the UN or a lot of countries put pressure on these governments to stop this insanity, all we are going to do is just hear it over and over again!


If this was Israel doing this, the UN would be all over it. I wouldn't put that much faith in them. If they do condemn this, it would be short and sweet memo. Hopefully countries and organizations against torture will pick up the slack and fight for this woman.


Isn't Saudi Arabia on the Human Rights Commission of the UN?



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by bigvig316
The US should hold them to the strict standards that they have instilled in Iraq in Afghanistan.


...but why should the US hold them accountable? Wouldn't a more suitable option be to have the United Nations get off their backsides and actually do their job?



This is crime against humanity. May she be watched over in her time of need.


Completely Agree. This is a crime against humanity, for many reasons, and because she is a woman, she's already at a disadvantage. Gang Rape is NOT the same as consensual sex, nor should it be categorized as Adultery. Unfair ruling, in my opinion.


- Carrot



[edit on 2/11/2009 by CA_Orot]



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by CA_Orot
...but why should the US hold them accountable? Wouldn't a more suitable option be to have the United Nations get off their backsides and actually do their job?



For the exact same reason why the UN can't do anything about Israel's excesses, they can't do squat about Saudi.

Namely, certain countries with the power of veto have vested interests...



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:31 PM
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Are you kidding me? What has the UN done to stop the genocide of the Palestinians? What have they done to stop the illegal settlements being built on Palestinian land? What have they done to stop the blockade and withholding of food and medical supplies?

I agree that the US should tell Saudi Arabia we are not exporting any more weapons, goods, or US specialists to keep their Air Force going. Trust me on this. We totally keep their Air Force going. If we pulled out all the contract people from Northrup, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and others, the Saudi Air Force would be incapable of putting any planes in the air within three weeks.

The Saudis are nobody's friends. They are the central schooling area for terrorists. We should kick them to the curb.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by ll__raine__ll
that coming from the daily mail makes me skeptical of its validity but who knows ...

i heard even some western countries still have the death penalty. hard to believe but stranger things have happened.



Yes we have the death penalty. We do not use it on gang rape victims though.
We would prefer to use it on the rapists.



posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
Are you kidding me? What has the UN done to stop the genocide of the Palestinians? What have they done to stop the illegal settlements being built on Palestinian land? What have they done to stop the blockade and withholding of food and medical supplies?


You are joking, right? Every time a resoltuion comes up in the Un with the teeth to "stop the genocide of the Palestinians" or "stop the illegal settlements being built on Palestinian land" it has been vetoed..

Guess who did that?

Americans like to paint the picture of an ineffective UN, when it is the USA itself that hampers the UN when it tries to stop the very things you're complaining they don't stop...

Oh, the irony.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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I was not personally responsible for any of those vetoes. Just so you know.



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