Man Gets 100 Lashes For His Crimes While His Lover Receives Utterly Brutal Punishment

In a period of increasing tension across the Arab World, thousands of people have been left outraged when a 2015 legal case in Saudi Arabia began to gain significant online traction. The horrifying story describes the sentencing of a woman from Sri Lanka, working as a maid for a Saudi Arabian family, after she was accused of adultery.

Saudi Arabia is an extremely religious nation where the state sponsors and integrates a highly intolerant branch of Islam, known as Wahhabism, within the Government and legal system. The conservative interpretation of Islam supports a very literal understanding of the Islamic book of faith, the Qur’an. In line with the state-enforced religion, Saudi Arabia’s legal system is built upon Sharia Law, meaning that adultery, apostasy, atheism and homosexuality can legally result in capital punishment.

In November 2015, an unnamed, married 45-year-old Sri Lankan woman was implicated in adulterous relations with another single, Sri Lankan man while the pair were working in Saudi Arabia. Both the man and woman were charged with adultery by an Islamic Court in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, it remains unclear how the woman and her lover were caught by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Unfortunately, the punishment sentenced to both the man and woman was tremendously disproportionate and unfair when considering the personal nature of the so-called ‘crime’. The unidentified Sri Lankan woman was sentenced to death while the man she had been caught with was given a comparatively light sentence of 100 lashes. The case has created further controversy after it was revealed that the woman’s death sentence was to be implemented using the cruel, brutal method of stoning.

When the case came to the attention of the Sri Lankan media, the population and Government were outraged and legal assistance and diplomatic pressure was applied by the Sri Lankan Government. In a fortuitous turn of events, growing international pressure eventually lead to a secondary court re-sentencing the Sri Lankan woman to 3 years in jail. The incident has placed the spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s many alleged human rights abuses and global outrage has continued to mount after it was revealed that in 2015 alone, 157 people were ‘legally’ beheaded in Saudi Arabia.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Mad World News

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