Saudi girl, 13, sentenced to 90 lashes

Date: 23 Jan 2010


Saudi girl, 13, sentenced to 90 lashes after she took a mobile phone to school//////////////// By Mail Foreign Service////////////// Last updated at 12:45 AM on 21st January 2010/////////// A 13-year-old Saudi schoolgirl is to be given 90 lashes in front of her classmates after she was caught with a mobile camera phone. ////////// The girl, who has not been named, was also sentenced to two months in jail by a court in the eastern city of Jubail. ///////////// She had assaulted her headmistress after being caught with the gadget which is banned in girl schools, said Al-Watan, a Saudi newspaper. The kingdom's use of such punishments has been widely condemned by human rights organisations. ////////////// 000000000