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Still doesn't say a woman gets lashes for being raped

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Submitted by Richard (Australia), Mar 3, 2008 at 20:38

Actually, it even says in that article you provide a link to that: "For a woman to be in seclusion with a man who is not her husband or a relative is a crime in Saudi Arabia" and "The woman and the former boyfriend were originally sentenced to 90 lashes each for being together in private".

The article does not state (nor imply in any way) that the lashes were due to her being raped. Despite that I think this is lunacy anyway (raised Catholic but living as an athiest), I don't see any evidence that women are being lashed explicitly for the rape. Or are you trying to imply that women do get lashed for being raped but the courts always use some other reason for that punishment? There is plenty to rail against without hyperbole or claims that cannot be backed up with evidence. I don't see any danger of a lack of fact-based comment-worthy material for your blog (which I have subscribed to and love reading).

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