Women's Rights Have Fallen By The Wayside In U.S. Plan For Iraq

At this point we can all agree that the sloppily-violent current situation in Iraq is such a Sisyphusean, multifaceted mess that it's hard to know which way is up — which decisions have positive effects, who's winning in this scenario and who's losing. What's clear is that across the board women are not doing so hot.… » 4/07/08 4:20pm 4/07/08 4:20pm

Saudi Rape Victim Pardoned Due To "Psychological Effects"

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… » 12/17/07 9:30am 12/17/07 9:30am

Justice Minister Claims Saudi Rape Victim Confessed To Extramarital…

The Saudi woman who was sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail after being gang raped has confessed to an affair, says the Saudi justice minister. Original reports said that the rape victim was given the 200 lashes punishment because she was caught riding in a car with a man to whom she was not related. Now the … » 11/26/07 3:20pm 11/26/07 3:20pm

Saudi Rape Victim: "You Could Say She's A Crushed Human Being"

The Saudi government is defending its Supreme Judicial Council's decision to sentence a gang-raped woman to 200 lashes and six months in prison. The woman was sentenced because she was riding in a car with a man she wasn't related to, not because she was raped. Now, the lawyer is representing the woman and speaking out … » 11/21/07 4:30pm 11/21/07 4:30pm