» 02/14/2009, 00.00
Jeddah, gang-raped woman sentenced to prison, one hundred lashes
According to the judge, the woman is guilty of adultery and of accepting a ride from a stranger. Following her rape, she became pregnant, and will finish her pregnancy in prison. The one hundred lashes will be given after her baby is born.
11/03/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
Prison, whipping for 75-year-old widow: her nephew brought her bread
The poor woman is suspected of seducing two young men. She even risks being kicked out of the country. There are criticisms of abuse of power on the part of the religious police, who watch over the morality and behavior of citizens, gravely interfering in individuals' private lives.
07/11/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
With demonstrations banned Saudi activists launch online home-based hunger strike
The group calls for a reform of the legal system, changes to the constitution and the release of 11 reformers held in prison without trial. Students and intellectuals join the protest campaign via Facebook.
23/06/2010 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia, four men and 11 women socialize: sentenced to prison and lashes
Only a girl will not be held because a minor, but will be punished with 80 lashes. Saudi law forbids socializing between unrelated men and women.
19/07/2004 saudi arabia
Foreign workers, problem deeper than terrorism
A Human Rights Watch report reveals pervasive abuses
Afghan girls risk lives to go to school
The girls who had acid thrown into their faces in November in Kandahar have gone back to school. The difficult situation for women in Afghanistan, where being raped is a grave dishonor. The majority of beggars today are women.
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