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Raped OFW may get 100 lashes after miscarriage - www.gmanews.tv

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Working abroad, in a country whose culture is entirely different from yours, is really tough. It is even harder if you are away from your immediate family.

Here's a case of a Filipina worker in Saudi who was raped, got pregnant and ended up in jail. While in jail, she suffered miscarriage and now fears getting a hundred lashes before finally being freed. The Shari’ah or Islamic law imposes imprisonment for women who get pregnant out of wedlock and, after giving birth, a penalty of lashes to be determined by courts before being freed.

And the rapist? Well, he's still free!

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