No matter how bizarre it may sound, when in public, women in Saudi Arabia must be accompanied by a male guardian, typically by a family member. A 19-year-old girl violated this Saudi Arabia`s rigid Islamic Sharia law by meeting a friend in public without an escort.
Soon after that, the same girl fell victim to gang rape and was sentenced to six months in jail and 200 lashes for speaking to the press and committing a crime of indecency. It all started when she went to see a male friend and got into his car to retrieve her picture. Then, two other men got into their car and drove them both to a secluded area where her friend was physically attacked and she was raped by seven men.
By upholding this decision the Saudi General Court and the country itself triggered an international outcry.
Jose Verger, a Canadian minister has described this sentence as “barbaric ” and plans to file a complaint to the Saudi`s authorities.
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