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Saudi Arabia flogs a 75 year old widow 10, March 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Saudi Arabia.
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As I have said on many occasions 1 2 3 4 5 with Saudi Arabia it is, more often than not, one step forward, several back. After unquestionably good news in recent weeks where real reforms appear to have been instigated, out comes the twice yearly ridiculously cruel Saudi “justice” story. Cue the flogging of a 75 year old widow for consorting (sitting in a car) with men who were not her immediate relatives. One was – shock and horror – her first cousin. Draw your own conclusions…