200 lashes for being raped in Saudi Arabia

Actions have consequences, and in this specific instance, the utterly absurd actions are those that are being deployed by the religious authorities in Saudi Arabia. AAI reports (with links to their source) … According to The Info Post, a Saudi Arabian woman must be accompanied by a male guardian — typically relative — at all times … Read more 200 lashes for being raped in Saudi Arabia

Apologies to all … I got this very wrong

A few days back I posted the Amnesty International petition for the claim that two sisters had been sentenced to be raped from something that another family member had done. It turns out that the claim was false. As highlighted by the Friendly Atheist … Reporters for Reuters have been looking for confirmation of this … Read more Apologies to all … I got this very wrong

Take Action: Two Sisters to be raped as punishment – Please demand justice

UPDATE (8th Sept) – The claim that the two sisters were sentenced to be raped appears to be false, so you can ignore this petition – my apologies. Here is an Amnesty International petition for you to sign – Please do not skip this, international attention truly does get results. I’ve lifted the following directly from … Read more Take Action: Two Sisters to be raped as punishment – Please demand justice

Dubai sentences Norwegian woman who reported rape

Last March interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv was raped while on a business trip to Dubai, so she reported it to the police. The result … she was arrested, put on trail, and then sentenced this week to 16 months in jail … Why? Well basically because she was guilty of having sex outside of … Read more Dubai sentences Norwegian woman who reported rape