Sunday, November 25, 2007


'Di nga?

Saudi defends verdict againts gang-rape victim.

My earliest posts (made even before the old missingpoints mailing list) were mostly about authorities punishing the innocent. Among the issues I discussed were the youth curfew in Manila and a police chief blaming a rape victim's boyfriend for not picking the girl up. In both cases, the victims were essentially blamed for being victimized.

Now Saudi Arabian courts have taken that to a whole new level by sentencing a gang-rape victim to six months in jail and 200 lashes for being alone in public and violating the "illegal mingling" laws.

Of course, the law is retarded and has no place in modern society. But nevermind that. She was gang-raped, which should be "punishment" enough.

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