Royal Saudi Scum Tortures Woman
Royal Saudi slime tortures Women (1 Rating) 33 minutes ago CNN-November 2007- �The Saudi Justice Ministry Tuesday issued a "clarification" of a court's handling of a rape case and the increased punishment-including 200 lashes-meted out to the female victim. The 19-year-old woman and an unrelated man were abducted, and she was raped by a group of seven men more than a year ago. The woman was originally sentenced in October 2006 to 90 lashes. But that sentence was more than doubled to 200 lashes and six months in prison by the Qatif General Court, because she spoke to the media about the case."
From Amnesty International - http:// web.amnesty.org/library/index/engmde230042002
�Flogging is applied as judicial punishment throughout the country after grossly unfair trials, as shown in the case of Kalesh. Other examples include three people: Muhammad al-Dawsari, Sa'id al-Subay'i, and Muhammad al-Hadithi who were sentenced in June 2001 to 1,500 lashes each in addition to 15 years' imprisonment. All were convicted on drug charges. The floggings are carried out at a rate of 50 lashes every six months for the whole duration of 15 years.
As to women, the picture is even more dramatic. In addition to being victims of torture in the conventional sense, they live with it as a nightmare haunting them everywhere, including in the sanctity of the home where it takes place at the hands of their husbands or in the case of foreign domestic workers, their employers, and it goes on with impunity. This situation is facilitated and perpetuated by severe discriminatory laws and practices...
Women are not allowed to walk in the street without being in the company of an immediate male relative (Mahrim), or to mix with men of no immediate family relationship. Breaching these codes would give rise to suspicion of prostitution and may result in arrest, brutality, and torture by police, particularly the Mutawa'een, who patrol the streets monitoring, among other things, women's conduct or dress or behaviour. The Mutawa'een were reported to have hampered rescue operations at a fire at a girls' school in Mecca on 11 March 2002 which resulted in the death of 15 girls. They reportedly prevented the girls from escaping from the fire because they were not wearing headscarves and their male relatives were not there to receive them. The Mutawa'een were also reported to have prevented rescuers from entering the school because they were males and therefore not permitted to mix with females."
Women are arrested by men, interrogated by men and tried by men, which carry inherent perceived or real intimidation and the threat of torture, including sexual abuse.
Domestic violence is rife in Saudi Arabia, and it is perpetuated by social conditions and tolerated by the state. Social conditions include the stigma of divorce as a "shame" which follows women and their families. To avoid this a family would go to the length of forcing a battered daughter to return to her violent husband. In such situations the husband has nothing to stop him, and the wife has no alternative but to suffer in silence. Violence in dealing with the wife in our Saudi society is a crime that no one likes to talk about and the harm continues because of that silence.
One Saudi Arabian professor stated: "...our society is in need of legal remedy putting limits on the husband in order to make him aware that beating and torturing the wife is considered a punishable crime."
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has expressed concern that domestic violence is a problem in Saudi Arabia, and that this has harmful consequences on children. It went on to recommend that Saudi Arabia establishes hotlines and shelters staffed by women, for the protection of women and children at risk of or fleeing abuse..."