Abdul Rahman al-Lahem.

The NYT reports that the monarch of Saudi Arabia may have pardoned a young woman whom the authorities accused of violating Islamic law by meeting a former boyfriend to retrieve an old picture of her.  A group of men raped the woman and the ex-boyfriend.

A Saudi court increased the woman’s punishment to 90 lashes, apparently because her lawyer protested her sentence.  The court also stripped him of his license to practice.

Yes, judges can do cruel, unjust, and inhumane things even as they persuade themselves that they’re doing justice.  Just ask Billy Budd

Not to mention the Saudi lawyer who did his job but can’t practice anymore.  A little help, King Abdullah?

Barry Barnett

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