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Report: Saudi king ‘Pardons’ Rape Victim

From a distraught Reuters:

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah attends the opening of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha December 3, 2007.

Saudi king pardons rape victim: report

Mon Dec 17

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has pardoned the victim of a gang-rape, whose sentencing to 200 lashes caused an international outcry, a Saudi newspaper said on Monday.

The daily al-Jazirah cited the Justice Minister Abdullah bin Mohammad al-Sheikh as saying the king had the right to issue pardons if it was in the “public interest.”

The minister did not confirm if the pardon, reported from unnamed sources, was correct but the newspaper is close to the religious establishment who control the Justice Ministry.

The Saudi monarch usually issues pardons to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival which begins on Wednesday, but such announcements are published on the official Saudi Press Agency…

How big of the king.

But how many more women that we will never hear about will be punished for being raped before the Muslims finally wake up?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 17th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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