Thursday, November 15, 2007

Rape victim sent to jail in Saudi Arabia

The sooner we stop funding this bullshit with our petrodollars the better!

Saudi gang-rape victim is jailed
An appeal court in Saudi Arabia has doubled the number of lashes and added a jail sentence as punishment for a woman who was gang-raped.

The victim was initially punished for violating laws on segregation of the sexes - she was in an unrelated man's car at the time of the attack.

When she appealed, the judges said she had been attempting to use the media to influence them.
The Arab News quoted an official as saying the judges had decided to punish the girl for trying to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media.
Man, I wish someone could put all the pieces together and see that our oil addiction undermines our security, environment, economy and ability to support human rights.

Updated - The BBC has a selection of e-mails they received about this story. Most of them agreed with my take, but check out Mike's from Sacramento. Can anyone explain that mindset to me?