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(Dec 02, 2007) An appeals court in Saudi Arabia has doubled the sentence to 200 lashes and six months in prison for a Saudi woman who was gang-raped. The crime for which the woman was sentenced was that of being in a car driven by a person not related to her when the rape occurred. In justifying its decision to increase the sentence, the court said the woman tried to use the media to influence them. (Saudi Gang Rape Sentence Unjust, BBC NEWS, Nov. 16, 2007, available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7098480.stm.)

Author: Issam Saliba More by this author
Topic: Families More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Saudi Arabia More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 12/02/2007