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megimoo
03-09-2009, 07:03 PM
Saudi court sentences 75-year-old woman to lashes

CAIRO -- A 75-year-old widow in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 40 lashes and four months in jail for mingling with two young men who are not close relatives, drawing new criticism for the kingdom's ultraconservative religious police and judiciary.

The woman's lawyer told The Associated Press on Monday that he would appeal the verdict against Khamisa Sawadi, who is Syrian but was married to a Saudi. The attorney, Abdel Rahman al-Lahem, said the verdict issued March 3 also demands that Sawadi be deported after serving her sentence.

He said his client, who is not serving her sentence yet, was not speaking with the media, and he declined to provide more details about the case.

The newspaper Al-Watan said the woman met with the two 24-year-old men last April after she asked them to bring her five loaves of bread at her home in al-Chamil, a city north of the capital, Riyadh.

Al-Watan identified one man as Fahd al-Anzi, the nephew of Sawadi's late husband, and the other as his friend and business partner Hadiyan bin Zein. It said they were arrested by the religious police after delivering the bread. The men also were convicted and sentenced to lashes and prison.

The court said it based its ruling on "citizen information" and testimony from al-Anzi's father, who accused Sawadi of corruption.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1107ap_ml_saudi_woman_sentenced.html

PoliCon
03-09-2009, 07:05 PM
ah the religion of peace strikes again!

Lanie
03-09-2009, 08:39 PM
Can't we bomb their country, and fix it to where they only have a choice between so many women to vote for as their new leader?

megimoo
03-09-2009, 09:18 PM
Can't we bomb their country, and fix it to where they only have a choice between so many women to vote for as their new leader?
How about we dump you and a few militant feminists into Riyadh late some night in DayGlow Orange parachutes just to lead the way ?

Lanie
03-09-2009, 10:53 PM
How about we dump you and a few militant feminists into Riyadh late some night in DayGlow Orange parachutes just to lead the way ?

Can we have machine guns?

PoliCon
03-09-2009, 11:11 PM
Can't we bomb their country, and fix it to where they only have a choice between so many women to vote for as their new leader?
Just be glad that the house of Saud is able to be a moderating force there or things would be worse.

Odysseus
03-10-2009, 02:33 AM
Just be glad that the house of Saud is able to be a moderating force there or things would be worse.

Yeah, she might have gotten the full penalty of 100 lashes. :rolleyes:

This is a death sentence. Most adults would die under 75 lashes, but a woman of that age will die, and all because the Saudis are so completely terrified of any semblance of female liberty that even an elderly woman being in the presence of much younger men is a threat to their equilibrium.

I'm hoping that when Israel nukes Iran, a few of the missiles fall short and hit Ryadh.

megimoo
03-10-2009, 07:51 AM
Can we have machine guns?Even bullet proof bra's !

noonwitch
03-10-2009, 08:10 AM
One of the men had a family tie, being the nephew of her late husband. Unbelievable.


This is why we need alternatives to oil-so we can avoid doing any kind of business with nations like this.