From the Gulf Daily News, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
A MAID who claims she was raped three times in 48 hours by two members of the same family was released yesterday after spending Saturday night in police custody.
She was handed over to members of the Migrant Workers Group (MWG) after being taken for medical tests in the morning.
However, an officer at Budaiya Police Station refused to say whether the men had been arrested or released. Sources say they were taken in for questioning at about 7pm on Saturday and were kept there at least until 3am yesterday….
Sources described the family as being influential and said a member of the Public Prosecution was called to the police station on Saturday night.
“That is the first time we have heard of that happening,” sources told the GDN.
“He spoke to her and the other people. Their whole extended family went there – including a relative who is a lawyer.
“As far as we know they were not detained, but she was.”
Might this strange situation have any connection to Sharia evidence laws that accept the man’s testimony at face value but disallow the woman’s, and require she produce four male witnesses? As I detail in Islam Unveiled, the Malaysian group Sisters in Islam has pointed out the injustice of this:
In Pakistan, it is reported that three out of four women in prison under its Hudud laws [these are the laws of what it forbidden and permitted by Allah himself], are rape victims. Because rape is equated with zina [unlawful sexual intercourse] under Hudud law, rape victims are required to produce four pious male witnesses. It is of course nearly impossible for the rape victims to produce the four male witnesses required to prove their allegation. Therefore their police report of rape was taken as a confession of illicit sex on their part and they were duly found guilty.