This story is without equal. Better yet the Saudis are defending the sentencing of the gang rape victim. Above photo is of a woman and sent to Dr. Homa Darabi 20 days after she received 50 lashes in Iran. Now imagine 200 lashes for the crime of being gang raped.
SAUDIS DEFEND SENTENCE OF RAPE VICTIM Telegraph hat tip wolf
Saudi Arabia has condemned Western interference in the case of a rape victim who was sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in prison.
The Saudi Justice Ministry today confirmed that the flogging sentence would be carried out after the 19-year-old admitted to cheating on her husband in violation of Islamic laws.
The case sparked an international outcry after a Saudi court sentenced the girl to 90 lashes and a prison-term because she was in a car with a man who was not a close relative.
When her husband then publicly criticised the judicial system, an appeals court judge increased the sentence to 200 lashes.
Her offence was in meeting a former boyfriend, whom she had asked to return pictures he had of her because she was about to marry another man.
The couple was sitting in a car when a group of seven Sunni men kidnapped them and raped them both, lawyers in the case told Arab News. The former boyfriend was also sentenced to 90 lashes for being with her in private.
A review of the sentence was ordered after condemnation from the international community and human rights groups.
However the Saudi Justice Ministry today maintained that the ruling was legal and followed the "the book of God and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad".
The Justice Ministry's account of the incident differed substantially from that given by the woman and her lawyer.
It largely glossed over her rape, focusing instead on her plan to meet her lover in his car "in a dark place where they stayed for a while".
Under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law, women are not allowed in public in the company of men other than their male relatives.
UPDATE: Uh, speaking of Islamic law