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 4:20pm4/07/08 4:20pm


Justice Minister Claims Saudi Rape Victim Confessed To Extramarital Affair

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… »11/26/07 3:20pm11/26/07 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… »11/21/07 4:30pm11/21/07 4:30pm