Rape Victim in Saudi Arabia Scheduled to be Lashed 100 Times

File this under abominable.
A 35-year-old, Filipino woman living and working Saudi Arabia, who was raped, is scheduled to be lashed 100 times by the state. “Camille” as she is being called, traveled to Saudi Arabia in the spring of last year in order to get a job as a janitor, reportedly to support her three children (ages 5, 14, and 15). After being raped by one of her coworkers in September, she was then imprisoned. Pregnant at the time, she actually miscarried in December behind bars. According to Truth/Slant:

In Saudi Arabia, all sex outside of marriage — including rape and sexual assault — can result in prison and lashings under their extreme interpretation of Sharia…The Saudi interpretation of Sharia law does not allow pregnant women to be lashed. However, now that Camille is no longer pregnant, she may be lashed at any time by the government. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs reports that the sentence will be carried out this month.

Thanks to nealnyc for the heads up.

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