Thursday, February 24, 2005

Cruelty, Iranian Style

This is a most upsetting story and exemplifies the terror and fear that every female faces in Iran.
A teenage girl and two young men in Iran have been sentenced to lashes for having sex.

The court dismissed the girl's claim that we was raped. It said she had sex of her own free will, the official Iran Daily newspaper reported.

The girl was sentenced to 100 lashes because her accusations of rape and kidnap could have landed her partners a death penalty, the Tehran judge said.

Sex outside marriage is illegal in Iran and capital punishment can be imposed.

The young men in the case were sentenced to 30 and 40 lashes each.
Read the entire story to find out that she actually went to authorities alleging kidnap and rape. You should also click on the link for the picture the BBC has on the post. I believe it is a girl that is buried up to her neck and is being stoned to death. This is how stoning of women in Iran is carried out as described in other articles I've read in the past. You can see what looks like broken bricks laying around her head. Remember this graphic picture the next time you see some 2-dimensional nit-wit at a "Peace" rally holding a sign that reads "Bush is the Real Terrorist", or other variety of nonsense.