Saudi Rape Victim Pardoned Due To "Psychological Effects"Jessica12/17/07 9:30amFiled to: blood for oilKing AbdullahQatif GirlRapePresident BushSaudi Arabia98EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink The Saudi gang-rape survivor who was sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail was pardoned today by King Abdullah. (The 19-year-old victim was charged because she got into a car with a man to whom she was not related — not because she was raped — violating Saudi Arabia's strict laws concerning sexual segregation.) A Justice Minister told the Saudi Arabian newspaper al-Jazirah: ''The king always looks into alleviating the suffering of the citizens when he becomes sure that these verdicts will leave psychological effects on the convicted people, though he is convinced and sure that the verdicts were fair."ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.