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Saudi Arabia: 2,080 lashes + 13 years prison for raping daughter

Publish Date: 10 Dec 2011
Source: The Associated Press

Saudi Arabia.
2,080 lashes for Saudi man who raped daughter

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An official Saudi newspaper says a man convicted of raping his daughter has been sentenced to receive 2,080 lashes over the course of a 13-year prison term.

The court in the holy city of Mecca found the man guilty of raping his teenage daughter for seven years while under the influence of drugs.

The Okaz newspaper reported Saturday that the man will receive the lashes in stages throughout his prison sentence. The man's name was not published.

Saudi religious police say the girl's uncle tipped them off to the crime.

Lashing is one of the penalties available to the clerics who serve as judges in Saudi Arabia and issue rulings according to the kingdom's strict interpretation of Islamic law.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press.


Stop Demand's comment:

This article has received a "thumbs up" from Stop Demand, not because Stop Demand supports brutality against individuals - but rather that the severity of the sentence sends a message that the repeated and sytematic rape of one's own child must rank as one of the most heinous and damaging crimes a "human being" could inflict on a child - a form of "childhood genocide".

Another "thumbs up" to the girl's uncle, for reporting him to the police.