Arab press is strangely silent about a 19-year-old Saudi girl who was gang raped by 7 men then sentenced to six months in jail and 200 lashes after reporting the crime. Her attorney’s license to practice law was also revoked.
The only report of this I can find in the Arab press this week is this one sentence in the 21-Nov-07 Al-Jazeera:
RIYADH (AFP) – A Saudi woman sentenced to six months in jail and 200 lashes despite being gang raped has vowed to challenge the ruling in a case that has received wide publicity, embarrassing the Saudi government.
Human Rights Watch says the verdict “not only sends victims of sexual violence the message that they should not press charges, but in effect offers protection and impunity to the perpetrators.”