The Age of Innocence: the Mistreatment of an Elderly Woman in Saudi Arabia

The internet is abuzz with talk of Khamisa Sawadi, a 75-year-old Syrian widow living in Saudi Arabia who was sentenced to 40 lashes and 4 months in jail for the crime of khalwa, being alone with a man who is not her relative. The verdict, issued on March 3rd, also demands that Sawadi be deported after serving her sentence. Sawadi's husband was Saudi Arabian.According to Arab News: The elderly woman met the men [...] after she asked one of them to bring her five loaves of bread. [...] The men — … [Read more...]


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