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No, seriously, WTF?.

This is, surprise-surprise, Saudi Arabia showing just how much their laws encourage the disposal of women.
Witchcraft.
That's right, this woman has been accused of witchcraft; one of her accusers is a man who claims she bewitched him into impotence... Impotence!

According to Human Rights Watch she is illiterate and during her arrest was coerced into giving her fingerprints and wasn't even read the charges against her.

Yep, the Saudis at it again. Not that this should be any surprise seeing as when it comes to the treatment of other human beings Saudi Arabia is notoriously lax in their laws as to what defines a human being.
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The Saudi woman who had been raped and sentenced for six months in prison and 200 hundred lashes for being the company of men she wasn't related to - link.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia "pardons" the aforementioned rape victim - link.

It's just too disgusting for words. Really.
I was going to say something sarcastic about the justice system in Saudi Arabia, but I really can't, seeing what I just wrote about my own countries legislative agenda, I'll not touch on the actual system.

I will mention that Saudi Arabia is very high up on the lists regarding their Human Right Violations and I'm very happy international (and Saudi public) pressure swayed the decision of the Qatif Girl's sentence.

I just find it absolutely disgusting and so scary that this young woman had been tried in the first place and still she has the mark of shame on her for the rest of her life... not to mention a criminal record, because being "pardoned" means that in fact you had been "found" guilty, but due to circumstances your punishment wasn't completed. She was no exonirated... she was given clemency.

Justice so blind, the sword nearly severed the hand* that holds the scales.

*Just thought I'd mention that the punishment for thieves in Saudi Arabia is the severing of a hand.

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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