Daily Israel Report

Saudi Court Sentences Woman to 50 Lashes for Swearing

A Saudi court sentenced a woman to 50 lashes for swearing at her friend via text message.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 4/11/2012, 7:18 PM

Arab women
Arab women
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A Saudi court sentenced a woman to 50 lashes for swearing at her friend, an Arabic newspaper reported on Monday.

The two Saudi women, aged 33 and 31 years, reportedly decided to go out with their children for a weekend night but disagreed on where to go.

“An argument ensued and the two women decided to split … one of them later sent a text to her friend’s mobile phone swearing at her,” the Arabic language quotidian Kabar reported.

“The other woman went to court and showed the judge the message … although that woman said she was joking, the court ordered her lashed 50 times.”

Kabar said the court has given the convicted and sentenced woman the right to appeal.