Saudi orphan girls flogged for attack on principal Girls received six lashes each, no details on nature of attack on head of orphanage The girls received 10 lashes each under the countrys strict interpretation of Islamic law at a womens prison in Medina By Staff writer Tue 10 May PM Six orphan girls aged between 12 and 18 were flogged in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking the head of their orphanage, an official said on Tuesday. The girls received 10 lashes each under the country's strict interpretation of Islamic law at a women's prison in Medina, Islam's second holiest city, in the west of the desert state. The girls defended their actions, saying they were harassed by the director, Okaz reported. International human rights groups have criticised the Saudi justice system for applying corporal punishment for petty crimes, as well as limb amputations for thieves and beheadings for murderers under its strict interpretation of Islamic law. Saudi officials say the practice is widely approved by Saudi society and is a deterrent to crime.
Report: Saudi girl accepts lashing for assaulting headmistress
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Share via Email A judge in Saudi Arabia has ordered a victim of gang rape to receive lashes - more than double her original sentence for being alone with a man who was not a relative - after she appealed against the lenient sentences given to the men who attacked her. He also jailed her for six months. The year-old woman, who was 19 at the time of the attack and is known by the Saudi media as "the girl from Qatif", was raped 14 times by a gang of seven. Although her attackers were found guilty and sentenced to between 10 months and five years last year, she was simultaneously sentenced to 90 lashes as punishment for riding in a car with a man who was not a relative.
Saudi orphan girls flogged for attack on principal
The girl, who has not been named, was also sentenced to two months in jail by a court in the eastern city of Jubail. She had assaulted her headmistress after being caught with the gadget which is banned in girl schools, said Al-Watan, a Saudi newspaper. The kingdom's use of such punishments has been widely condemned by human rights organisations. Brutal: public floggings, such as in this archive picture, are a common punishment handed down by religious courts in Saudi Arabia Three years ago 16 schoolchildren, aged between 12 and 18, were each sentenced to between and lashes for being aggressive to a teacher. Under Saudi's Sharia or Islamic law, flogging is mandatory for a number of moral offences such as adultery or being alone in the company of an unrelated person of the opposite sex.
Amnesty International CNN -- A schoolgirl in Saudi Arabia has accepted her sentence of 90 lashes and two months in prison for assaulting her headmistress after a confrontation over a cell phone, according to Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan. Al-Muhaidib went on to say that Saudi Arabian King Abdullah could pardon the girl, in which case the punishment would not be carried out, Al-Watan reported. Human rights group Amnesty International has urged Saudi Arabian authorities not to carry out the sentence, and Saudi Arabia 's National Society for Human Rights called for the punishment to be reconsidered, according to statements from both groups. Al-Watan, which first reported the sentence, said the girl struck the headmistress on the head with a glass after a confrontation over the confiscation of the girl's camera-equipped cell phone. Video: Saudi girl sentenced to 90 lashes "The court should have looked for an alternative sentence," he said, adding that the group is calling on an appeals court in Jubail to hear the case again.