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.
Human rights groups want Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to drop charges against the rape victim.
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.
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Let's see if I got this straight.
Saudi Arabia is our friend ... though most of the 9/11 hi-jackers came from Saudi Arabia, though women can't even drive a car in Saudi Arabia and there are no elections to speak of ... royal families don't need no steeeenkin' elections.
We're told we're fighting in the Middle East to spread democracy. (Seeing that WMDs and Saddam's ties to al Qaeda didn't wash.)
Iran holds relatively free elections; women can drive and even go to college and Iran was among the first to offer us support after 9/11 as we sent troops to Afghanistan to root out al Qaeda and the Taliban.
The obvious choice is to "bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb Iran".
... and its 5-6-7 open up the Pearly Gates. We ain't got time to wonder why, whoopie, we're all gonna die!
The only problem with this damned war is it ain't got no decent music to go with it.