Saudis order 40 lashes for elderly woman for mingling
CNN / Mohammed Jamjoom and Saad Abedine
09-Mar-2009 (7 comments)

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for having two unrelated men in her house, according to local media reports.
According to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan, troubles for the woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi, began last year when a member of the religious police entered her house in the city of Al-Chamli and found her with two unrelated men, "Fahd" and "Hadian."
Fahd told the policeman that he had the right to be there, because Sawadi had breast-fed him as a baby and was therefore considered to be a son to her in Islam, according to Al-Watan. Fahd, 24, added that his friend Hadian was escorting him as he delivered bread for the elderly woman. The policeman then arrested both men.
Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam called Wahhabism and punishes unrelated men and women who are caught mingling.

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by religulous (not verified) on

and many Iranians on this web site will make every excuse to defend Islam and its treatment of people...
Go figure... Hezb faghat hezbollah, rahbar faghat ruhollah
Allaho Akbar,esteghlal ,Azadi Jomhurieh Eslami....and so on
you remeber this crap when you asked for this regime ?!
Thanks Islam for what you did to my country !
and now the idiots half way across the world in Canada are asking for Sharia Law !!!



by MRX1 on

How many women in iran have been imprisoned, had lashes and in some famous cases died from these kind of policies? because she is 75  it made it to the news. if she was 35 rest assure this would be another ordierley day in islamic parasides all over mideast...


Vile Arabo-Islamic Culture

by Anonymous111 (not verified) on

Islam at its finest...actually, this is not much different from the barbarism displayed on Iran's streets when it comes to "hejab" issues.



by IRANdokht on

There you go!
Human Rights have been used as an excuse for political gain for a long time. I just found out another so called human rights group is being run by foreign agents for a different and political agenda rather than saving the victims of IRI's harsh policies.

US has been backing many dictators and authoritarian regimes without any consideration for their human rights abuses, but when it came to Shah, that was the excuse given to dethrone him.

It's sheer hypocrisy and total disregard for humanity.




by Abarmard on

You have post a good question and perhaps you need to think and answer it yourself.


The unfortunate thing is that this will give an excuse to ...

by Anonymous4646465 (not verified) on

Mullahs and their lackeys to justify the actions of Iranian mullahs and will say that the U.S. has such good political relationships with the Saudi Arabia, where these kinds of crude punishments are enforced as laws, without even objecting to them as inhumane and as violation of basic fundamental human rights, then why shouldn't the U.S. do the same as regards the Iranian mullahs?!!

Kaveh Nouraee

This is disgusting

by Kaveh Nouraee on

75 years old, and not even a Saudi citizen.

The fact that anyone would even think of doing this to anyone, especially a woman of her years, enrages me to no end.