Girl to get 90 lashes
LONDON: A 13-yearold Saudi schoolgirl is to be given 90 lashes in front of her classmates after she was caught with a mobile camera phone.
The girl, who has not been named, was also sentenced to two months in jail.
She had assaulted her headmistress after being caught with the gadget which is banned in girls’ schools. The kingdom’s use of such punishments is widely condemned by human rights organisations.
Three years ago 16 schoolchildren aged 12 to 18 were sentenced to 300 to 500 lashes for being aggressive to a teacher.
Under Saudi’s Sharia or Islamic law, flogging is mandatory for a number of moral offences such as adultery or being alone in the company of an unrelated person of the opposite sex. But it can also be used at the discretion of judges as an alter native or in addition to other punishments. – Daily Mail