Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sex, Whip, TV - Need More?


A whip.

Can it get any better?

Not for this female journalist:-

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Saudi court on Saturday sentenced a female journalist to 60 lashes who had been charged with involvement in a TV show in which a Saudi man publicly talked about sex.

Rozanna al-Yami is believed to be the first Saudi woman journalist to be given such a punishment, but there were conflicting accounts about how the court issued its verdict.

Al-Yami told The Associated Press it was her understanding that the judge at the court in the western city of Jiddah dropped the charges against her, which included involvement in the preparation of the program and advertising the segment on the Internet.

But she said he still handed down the lashing sentence ''as a deterrence.''

''I am too frustrated and upset to appeal the sentence,'' said al-Yami, 22.

Al-Yami worked as a coordinator for the program, but she has said she did not work on the sex-show episode...

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