Girl gets a year in jail, 100 lashes for adultery

Girl gets a year in jail, 100 lashes for adultery

Jiddah : Saudi Arabia | Oct 28, 2009 at 2:09 AM PDT
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JEDDAH – A 23-year-old unmarried woman was awarded one-year prison term and 100 lashes for committing adultery and trying to abort the resultant fetus.
The District Court in Jeddah pronounced the verdict on Saturday after the girl confessed that she had a forced sexual intercourse with a man who had offered her a ride. The man, the girl confessed, took her to a rest house, east of Jeddah, where he and four of friends assaulted her all night long.
The girl claimed that she became pregnant soon after and went to King Fahd Hospital for Armed Forces in an attempt to carry out an abortion. She was eight weeks’ pregnant then, the hospital confirmed.
According to the ruling, the woman will be sent to a jail outside Jeddah to spend her time and will be lashed after delivery of her baby who will take the mother’s last name. –

ahadsarkar is based in Riyadh, Riad, Saudi Arabia, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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