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Rape victim to be flogged. Where? Saudi Arabia, of course 22, January 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia.
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I wonder when I’ll be able to stop writing about heinous violations of morality and human rights like this. Not overly soon, I fear.

Reports are emerging of a Philippine worker in Dammam, Saudi Arabia who was raped by a Bangladeshi coworker. In fear of her life were she to go to the police, she did not report the crime. Soon after, when it was discovered (…) that she was pregnant, her employers reported her to Saudi authorities for undertaking an illicit sexual relationship. Since this happened in September she has been in jail where the harsh conditions, she believes, caused her to miscarry. Based on previous cases of this type [*sigh*] it is expected that she will receive 100 lashes.

Hat Tip: al Bab

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