Monday, December 17, 2007

Here we go again

Remember that Saudi girl who was raped, then arrested and sentenced to 200 lashes? Well the king of Saudi Arabia has pardoned her.

That's right, pardoned. Not overturned the sentence or anything, he says yes she did it, she's guilty, but I forgive her. Oh exalted leader, we humble ourselves before your benevolence.

Fawziya al-Oyouni, a women's rights activist, welcomed the report but noted it implied the woman was still in the wrong.

"We need harsher sentences for the guilty parties, and we want to feel safe," she said.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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