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I salute a very brave lady.......

Old Dec 12th 2007, 2:03 pm
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Speaking out like this is not encouraged over here..... nor is me cut-and-pasting it...... Aiyah is a research fellow and a freelance journo.....


On the Flogging of a Female Rape Victim
Aiyah Saihati, Arab News —


As some of you might know, something happened in Saudi Arabia sometime ago that captured much attention. A Saudi woman went out to meet a person she knew, who happened to be male. She found herself in a situation where seven men abducted her and her male companion and then proceeded to gang-rape the two abductees. Instead of only having her persecutors brought to justice, this woman, a victim of brutal rape, was treated like a criminal and sentenced.

Initially, the woman was sentenced to 90 lashes. When her lawyer appealed the sentence and spoke about the injustice of the situation to the media, her sentence was increased to six months in jail and 200 lashes.

I, as a Saudi woman, committed to my government and its equal treatment of all its citizens, refuse to accept that this will be the fate of this woman.

It is our collective responsibility, as concerned citizens of this great nation, and of the world, to eradicate the mindset and flaws in the system that allow such a miscarriage of justice to stand and cause a woman to be punished for an action of which she was the victim.
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Old Dec 12th 2007, 2:22 pm
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wow...sobering stuff, and yep, she is very brave...i take it she's not in hiding or out of the country, The Dean...??

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wow...sobering stuff, and yep, she is very brave...i take it she's not in hiding or out of the country, The Dean...??

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Hi MM,

Not sure where she is at this precise moment but she has family here..... if you follow me.......
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Hi MM,

Not sure where she is at this precise moment but she has family here..... if you follow me.......
oh i do...and it makes me admire her even more...

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Speaking out like this is not encouraged over here..... nor is me cut-and-pasting it...... Aiyah is a research fellow and a freelance journo.....


On the Flogging of a Female Rape Victim
Aiyah Saihati, Arab News —


As some of you might know, something happened in Saudi Arabia sometime ago that captured much attention. A Saudi woman went out to meet a person she knew, who happened to be male. She found herself in a situation where seven men abducted her and her male companion and then proceeded to gang-rape the two abductees. Instead of only having her persecutors brought to justice, this woman, a victim of brutal rape, was treated like a criminal and sentenced.

Initially, the woman was sentenced to 90 lashes. When her lawyer appealed the sentence and spoke about the injustice of the situation to the media, her sentence was increased to six months in jail and 200 lashes.

I, as a Saudi woman, committed to my government and its equal treatment of all its citizens, refuse to accept that this will be the fate of this woman.

It is our collective responsibility, as concerned citizens of this great nation, and of the world, to eradicate the mindset and flaws in the system that allow such a miscarriage of justice to stand and cause a woman to be punished for an action of which she was the victim.
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Well spoken but I guess we will not be hearing from her again in the near future !!
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A very well written article but.... she had better watch out !
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A very well written article but.... she had better watch out !

She'd better take care
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She'd better take care
I feel a Xmas song coming on....
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