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Flogging sentence for Saudi Arabian woman after driving 'beggars belief'

27 September 2011 A Saudi Arabian woman has been sentenced to flogging merely for driving a car, highlighting the country's ongoing repression against women. The sentencing of a Saudi Arabian woman to 10 lashes after she drove a car demonstrates the scale of discrimination against women in the Kingdom, Amnesty International said today. “Flogging is a cruel punishment in all circumstances but it beggars belief that the authorities in Saudi Arabia have imposed lashes on a woman apparently for merely driving a car,” said Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director…

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