52 Years Jail, 7,000 Lashes to rapists who gang-raped an expat woman in front of her family

The rape is a huge sin for which the punishment should be death. In Islam, the death penalty is kept for the greater violations which hurt a single person or threatens the society. Assault falls under both of these classes.  Islam very genuinely gives honor to ladies and ensures their safety. The Quran reminds men to behave well with ladies with benevolence and equitability. Assault is a terrible act which ruins the life of a woman and makes her embarrassed in the society.[irp]

A Saudi court has sentenced a rapist group comprising of four people, to 52 years in prison, when they were found guilty of raping a lady in front of her spouse and young daughter. Al Riyadh daily paper stated that the rapists were three Saudis and one Sudani. The court in Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia punished and sentenced them to 7,000 lashes. A 17-year old Saudi was punished for 17 years in jail and 2,500 lashes to be given in 50 sessions. The other two were imprisoned for 15 years each and sentenced to 1,500 lashes to be given in 30 sessions. The last was put in lockup for five years and to be given 1,500 lashes.

It was revealed that the rapists entered the house of an expat forcefully, tying them with electric wires. They then took his wife in their custody, tore her clothes in front of her man and raped her.  The men additionally grabbed 10,000 Saudi Riyals and eight cell phones from the house. The men came back to the same house on a different event with knives this time and raped the woman again.  The daily newspaper also stated that the rapists agreed to what they have done. It was also proved after talking to the family’s neighbors, reports of the experts, doctors, specialists, and evidence.

Saudi Arabia is one of the safest countries I have ever lived. Even in more developed countries like France and the USA, I always feel worried about my belongings but this is not the case in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, I always feel safe at my home as well as outside. No matter where I am going, at what time, Saudi Arabia has given a sense of security to everyone that they are safe in this beautiful country.[irp]

One of the major reasons of maintaining this high level of security within the country is the strong punishments imposed on culprits and providing justice without racism. We have seen many cases where Justice was provided to even normal people against very influential people and sometimes even against royal families. These are the true teachings of Islam. Once I asked an Islamic scholar, what is the most suitable to denote our religion after the word “Islam”, he answered “Justice”.

Source: Gulf News

  • Bazil

    Allah Akbar for the Saudi Arabian law. This should be practise all over the world, and no one should answer me with their crabs against ( Sharia Law )

  • Total Expat


  • infinity

    Why were they not executed? What would have happened if the victim was Saudi and the rapists were expats from poor 3rd world countries?

  • Random

    They should have been executed because they did not only gang rape that woman, but also destroyed her life and her family. They intentionally destroyed that family’s life. The woman did nothing to provoke them and I say that to those hypocrites who tend to justify these crimes by simply basing the whole crime on women’s appearances. They did what they did twice. They should have been executed and I truly agree that the whole picture would have changed if the victim was Saudi.

  • Osman Imran

    If anyone reads the 1st sentence it states 52 years then that was break down to very less … This is BAD ,,, They should have been hang till death or life imprisonment atleast …

    And the one who wrote this article should go back to school and understand numbers …

  • Sheikh

    The punishment for this heinous crime should be execution.

  • Mohd Frazier Berto Eduan

    yes your right i am also islam from philippines with love kill those rapist or let the maniac fuck them in the asshole.

  • zaheer me

    Why, normally for such heinous crime, it is a death sentence, but this was given lightly and after 17 years of satay in jail by the 17 years, he will be 34, so what would be his intended life after that? And the last one has the easiest, only 5 years, for such dastardly acts.

  • Turki Saeed

    Are you serious with this news.. or just filling your newspaper!!!
    No Judge worldwide will go easy for reaping crime specially in fornet of childs. and usually such crime it raise by public prosecutor and they don’t go easy on such acts. Sudi’s court and public prosecutor don’t distinguish on the base of nationalities or religions

  • Imtiaz Ghanchi

    Why was the law not upheld? Why did the judge not exercise the full sentence as per the law in the country? .. let King Salmaan intervene and resolve this matter..