Wahhabism and women

Saudi woman jailed for being without male guardian
RIYADH: A Saudi woman is to be lashed 300 times and jailed for 18 months for filing complaints against court officials and appearing in court without a male guardian, a human rights group said on Wednesday. Sawsan Salim was convicted last month in a court in Rass, in Qassim province in the north, after petitioning Riyadh officials, including King Abdullah, over what she alleged was years of abuse by local judicial officials, the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement. On January 25, she was convicted after a month-long trial before two judges, one of whom was a plaintiff in the case and the original target of Salim’s harassment allegations, according to HRW. HRW has called for higher authorities to quash the verdict. afp



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