Shocking! Saudi gang-rape victim sentenced to 200 lashes

New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a Saudi Arabia court sentenced 200 lashes and a jail term to a woman who was gang-raped by seven men.

The order was pronounced after 19-year-old victim was found guilty of speaking about the crime and crudeness to the media.

The Shia girl was in the car of a student friend when two men got into the vehicle and drove them to a secluded area, where she was gang-raped by the seven men.       

The woman was initially sentenced to 90 lashes for being in a car of a man. The court later increased the sentence to 200 lashes on grounds that she had spoken to the media about the incident.

The man inside the car was a stranger. In Saudi, law says that a woman must to be accompanied by a male family member while going outside anywhere.

On the other hand, all rapists were handed a light sentence by the court.

The inhuman verdict from the Saudi court has invited criticism from several activists and human rights organisations around the world.

Sanchar Express News Desk