RIYADH — A Saudi court sentenced a woman who had been gang raped to six months in jail and 200 lashes — more than doubling her initial penalty for being in the car of a man who was not a relative, a newspaper reported Thursday. The decision by the Qatif General Court came in a case that had sparked rare debate about the kingdom’s justice system when it surfaced more than a year ago.
The Arab News states that the court said “the woman’s punishment was increased because of “her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media.”
How dare she plead her case against the unjust Saudi system of jurisprudence (sharia law) that deems her as nothing more than the private property of a man, a play toy, something to be used and abused at the whims of the male. The article goes on further to say that she was originally “sentenced to 90 lashes after being convicting her of violating Saudi’s rigid laws on segregation of the sexes.”
We can all read between the lines here, she’s guilty in the eyes of Saudi law for “being a woman while driving” (note: In the Saudi state, women are restricted from doing that as well). The portion about the “rigid laws on segregation” can be properly interpreted as being nothing more than a euphemism for gender apartheid, something that is strongly upheld in the misogynist state of Saudi Arabia. More here. *L* KGS