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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.
14/02/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
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.
18/12/2007 SAUDI ARABIA
King Abdullah pardons ‘Qatif girl’ but the matter of justice reform remains
Saudi Justice Minister says that the act of clemency does not mean the king doubts the country’s judges, but it does highlight the need for justice reform, which the Saudi monarch might just do.
27/09/2017 10:13:00 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh lifts ban on women driving
The new law will come into force on June 24th. The ban is the symbol of female repression in the kingdom. The women caught driving were arrested and punished with 10 lashes. The joy of activists and critics of ultra-conservatives. Riyadh aims to promote female access to work, limited by the difficulty of moving.
08/03/2013 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia, the slow emancipation of women in male-dominated Islamic society
Under the Islamic monarchy only nobles, wives and daughters of big businessmen can work. But at least 1.7 million women in the country are unemployed and segregated at home. The battle of Reem Asaad, a successful manager, to give dignity to women in the workplace has always been stigmatized by a society governed by Islamic Sharia.
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