This broke a few days ago, but I wanted to post it. With most of the 9/11 hijackers coming from Saudi Arabia and their treatment of women in general---you would think compassionate conservatives like Bush & Cheney would have attacked them instead of Iraq. (They love war) Oh, wait---the Neocon branch of our government doesn't give a shit about that.
A Saudi Arabian human rights attorney is asking the government to allow him to represent a woman who was gang-raped -- and then sentenced to prison for speaking out about the case.
The attorney, Abdulrahman al-Lahim, had his license revoked last week by a judge for speaking to the Saudi-controlled media about the case, al-Lahim told CNN.
The judge more than doubled the sentence against al-Lahim's 19-year-old client because she spoke to the media about the case, a court source told Arab News, an English-language Middle Eastern daily newspaper.
The woman -- who was initially sentenced in October 2006 to 90 lashes -- had her sentenced increased to 200 lashes and was ordered to serve six months in prison under Saudi Arabia's strict Islamic law.