Thursday, September 29, 2011

Saudi Woman Spared Lash in Driving Conviction

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Apparently bowing to pressure from human rights activists, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has pardoned a woman who was sentenced to flogging for driving a car.

The woman, who is now identified in numerous media reports as Shaima Jastaniah, was sentenced to 10 lashings on Monday after being found guilty of driving without permission in July...More

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