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Wednesday 2 September 2015

2,000 lashes for daughter rapist

Published 10/12/2011

A man convicted of raping his daughterin Saudio Arabia has been sentenced to 2,080 lashes (AP)
A man convicted of raping his daughterin Saudio Arabia has been sentenced to 2,080 lashes (AP)

A man convicted of raping his daughter has been sentenced by a Saudi court to receive 2,080 lashes over a 13-year prison term.

The court in the holy city of Mecca found the man guilty of raping his teenage daughter for seven years while under the influence of drugs.

He will receive the lashes in stages. His name was not published.

Saudi religious police say the girl's uncle tipped them off.

Lashing is one of the penalties available to the clerics who serve as judges in Saudi Arabia and issue rulings according to the kingdom's strict interpretation of Islamic law.

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