Well maybe so, maybe no
by Roger NC - 2/24/05 7:53 PM
In Reply to: Response by JP Bill
It said she had sex of her own free will,
But that was the courts ruling, not her admission.
The question becomes what does it mean when she says betrayal? Was she in love and was betrayed by her boyfriend setting up sex with another. Or betrayed because after she had sex with both of them (at his urging?) he didn't want her around? Or by betrayed did she mean raped by him and his friend, or even just by his friend and he did nothing?
"But because he betrayed me, I filed the case against him and his friend out of revenge."
But it never says what is meant by betrayal. Just dumping her after sex? or setting up the rape session with his friend for both of them to abuse her?
No where in the article I read did she admit to perjury. She was found guilty of it by the court, with no listing of evidence of why. Just the word of two males against the word of one female?
The girl was sentenced to 100 lashes because her accusations of rape and kidnap could have landed her partners a death penalty, the Tehran judge said.
Have no idea if the court was right, wrong, or just totally biased against women (gues which way I'd tend to believe based just on how they punish the crime?).
If you believe the court was right about the perjury, and she subjected them to the threat of the death penality because she was rejected, etc., then in a system that uses lashes, not sure if hers was disportionate to the men or not.
...quotes the girl, who has not been named, as confessing: "I trusted one of these young men, whom I got to know by phone, and went to his place.
Does sound a bit strange for such a strict society, but people (boys and girls) have been fools more than one time over emotions.
If the court was wrong about the perjury, or just didn't give a rat's ass about a womans word against two men, or if the betrayal was the act of rape by one or both of them, then it's all a crock of nonsense.
Given the past reports of Iran's treatment of women, indeed of Sharia law treatment of women in general, I'm willing to believe she was raped.
Maybe she was just tricked, cajoled, beguiled, or just wantonly entered into sex with both of them and then was angry about the relationship later. Then the court would be right, at least technically.
Of course, you have to wonder if they went bragging about it, or her family found out some other way, and since such a fallen woman would have no life in Iran's current sturcture, she lied about it trying to avoid becoming and outcast and dispise and mistreated by all.
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