Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saudi Arabia rape victim to be lashed 100 times

Pictured obtained by Amnesty International - results of a lashing for Islamic crimes in Malaysia - where more than 35,000 have been caned - in the last few years.

Riyadh (AsiaNews/Agencies) – A woman jailed after being raped could be lashed 100 times. Camille, an invented name, is a 35- year-old immigrant from the Philippines who has been in a Saudi jail since September 2009. As a result of her rape, she became pregnant, but miscarried because of harsh prison life.

Under Saudi Arabia’s rigid application of Sharia or Islamic law, sexual relations outside of wedlock are strictly forbidden, irrespective of whether the woman is consenting or not. In fact, rape is punished in accordance with rules laid down in the Qur‘an.

The woman’s mother told her story in an interview with GMANews.Tv. Last spring, Camille went to Saudi Arabia to work in a dental clinic to support her 5, 14 and 15-year-old children. In August, a co-worker from Bangladesh raped her.

Knowing that extra-marital relations are punishable under Saudi law, she did not go to the police to file charges, and tried instead to leave the country and return to the Philippines.

During a routine medical examination that expatriates must undergo before leaving, doctors found that she was pregnant. An arrest warrant was issued against her and on 11 September 2009, she was locked up in Hafer al Baten Central Jail.

Because of the generally harsh conditions in Saudi prisons, Camille miscarried last December.

According to her mother, she is scheduled to go before the judges who could impose 100 lashes.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

This type of thing is very common in Saudi Arabia. I just finished a very readable book by a California Paramedic who was on the medical staff of King Abdullah. It is titled "Paramedic to the Prince" you can check it out at www.paramedictotheprince.com

This is the best inside look into Saudi Arabia ever written.

JoeJoe said...

"During a routine medical examination that expatriates must undergo before leaving..."

I'm certainly not naive to Saudi culture, but even that surprises me.
These people are absolute heathens.

John said...

And Obama bowed to the Saudi king?

Ali Alimadadi said...

how terrible, but this is not Quran Mandate, Saudi Arabia Is run by Salafists who are a very hardliner fraction. did serbs kill muslim according to Bible, Never.

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Daniel Antoni said...

Stop Islam!! The one of the baddest things on the world!

Ddog said...

Ali,
Then why aren't 10s of thousands of Muslims out protesting this, the way they do if a western cartoonist makes a mild joke about Muhammad?

The Quran preaches all kinds of violence against unbelievers , especially in chapter 9 and 5. Anyone not ignorant of the Quran knows this. The terror acts (over20,00 since 01) are done by people following quranic scripture in its plain understanding.

I was in Saudi on 911, it was a party atmosphere everywhere as the people rejoiced at the horrendous murder done by these faithful Muslims.

If this is a mischaracterization of Islam. Where is the outpouring of protest from Muslims worldwide?

Fab Bibleproph said...

Islam is a sexist religious system that promotes terrorism, muslims want to impose their laws in force and violently, just look at some countries eurpeos or across North Africa to understand this. Israel is the light of nations.

We must denouncing the atrocities of this violent and degenerate system. NOT ISLAM

http://www.islam-bible-prophecy.com

http://www.islam-bible-prophecy.com/book/islam-antisemitic-and-antichristian-spirit.pdf

http://www.islam-bible-prophecy.com/book/christians-persecution-in-muslims-countries.pdf

jack said...

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jack said...

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jack said...

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jack said...

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jack said...

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Ahmad Jadaan said...

fear Allah in right from wrong, you 've been talking to yourselves along with this benefited Shieaa person called "ALI" who sounds been brought up with wrong understanding I suppose !
Islam is a religion of mercy, READ & ponder independently (underline this last word)

Jehan Wanliss said...

Ddog,
They do pretest all the tine al over the world the news networks don't always report it.

Khadim Gueye said...

During the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, a rapist was punished based on only the testimony of the victim. Wa'il ibn Hujr reported that a womam publicly identified a man who had raped her. The people caught the man and brought him to the Prophet Muhammad. He told the woman to go, that she was not to be blamed, and ordered that the man be put to death.