Monday, November 26, 2007

Saudi rape victim "confessed to doing what God has forbidden"

Reposted from BBC News

Saudi rape victim 'having affair'

Saudi justice officials say a woman who was sentenced to prison and flogging after she was gang-raped has now confessed to an extramarital affair.

The case of the unidentified woman, 19, drew international criticism after an appeal increased her 90-lash sentence to 200 lashes and six months' jail.

The justice ministry statement rejected "foreign interference" in the case.

It insisted the ruling was legal and that the woman had "confessed to doing what God has forbidden"... Read more

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