13 year old Saudi girl sentenced to 90 lashes for bringing cell phone to school

13 year old Saudi girl sentenced to 90 lashes for bringing cell phone to school
Getting caught in school with a cell phone would probably land you some time in detention after school – at the worse; an indefinite amount of suspension. Unfortunately for a 13 year old Saudi school girl, she’s getting more than losing her phone or suspension from school. The unnamed girl was sentenced to two months in jail after being administered 90 lashes inside her school. She apparently assaulted her headmistress after being caught with the phone – which is banned by the school. Although we may think of this act as being a bit extreme, under Saudi’s Sharia or Islamic law, flogging is mandatory for a variety of moral offenses such as adultery and other minor things. Sure this form of punishment may seem a bit harsh to us, but it actually gets worse for those who are caught stealing or robbing. Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy controlled by the Al-Saud ruling tribes and lacks any legal code. Although social reforms have been promoted by King Abdullah since 2005, diplomats say he is held back by religious clerics and princes.

via The Daily Mail

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30 Comments

1. shayshaybhai

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 31, 2009

I don't think phonesarena has the full story nor is adultery a "minor thing" in my opinion but anywho

3. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Their English skills aren't great but they clearly didn't intend on implying that adultery is a minor offense. I can see how that came across as such though.

16. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

It appears that the English skills in this article are non-existent, maybe written by someone a little more familiar with farsi... My favorite has to be ".. - at the worse; an indefinite amount of suspension" well done PA

19. Saudi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

The information above is false: The girl is 20 years old and she is studying in a special education program for adults. Her crime was insulting, attacking, beating and threatening the school principle and NOT bringing a cell to school.

30. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

How cheap A fake story of PA against Islam

2. AMZSS

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

I don't think its because of the cell phone , usually if a girl got caught they call her mother to school and "may " get suspension , but it may be something in the phone or so , because two months in jail and a 90 lashes this is too extreme in Saudi Arabia .

11. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

"IT SAYS SHE ASSULTED THE HEADMISTRESS" I think the phone was the catalyst b/c the headmistress took the phone away and the irrational teenager went crazy and fought back. There is more to this story than just a phone.

23. AMZSS

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

I know , but phone Arena made it about the phone !

4. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Religion of Peace !!!!

6. Osukaru

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 02, 2008

That's what us westerners want to believe, they themselves don't even proclaim that its a religion of peace. Kill them with the sword is what it says!

5. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Wow, not sure what to even say on this topic.

7. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Cell phones banned in schools - NOW THERE'S A GREAT IDEA!

8. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

"She apparently assaulted her headmistress after being caught with the phone – which is banned by the school" Pretty sure the 90 lashes were for the assault, or for something illegal on the phone (pornography, along with alcohol and other vices are not allowed in Saudi Arabia).

9. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

I love all the misguided speculation and comment with absolutely no substantive basis. "It must have been...." "I'm pretty sure...." Do a little research before you comment on something like this because you obviously have no idea what you are talking about and it just makes you look ignorant.

10. shatou

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 24, 2009

And finally a man who could think a little...all these f*** ppl talking above no nothing about the accident which was proven that it's fake!!!...there is someone also insulting Islam?!!!...how doesnt even know his religion and now insulting others!!!...shut the f*** up and phonearena, please stop farting a litte becoz u really smell!!!

14. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

...what was that?!?! lol

12. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Screw Islam, sand crawlers and camel riders. Blow the whole continent off the face of the earth and no one would care. Seriously, get with the ages and the times man, I hate these arab scum. Do that to my daughter and EVERYONE is dying.

17. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Well, if you blew up all of Asia, because Saudia Arabia isn't a continent, the entire world would probablly go bankrupt.

22. shatou

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 24, 2009

@ theGodpapa try fucking urself may be u will calm then!!!

13. downbeat3

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 05, 2009

FU@K SAUDIA ARABIA AND THEIR SHI!TY PHONES!!!!!!

18. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Uhm... I don't think the article was about phones in Saudi Arabia. It was about a girl who got whipped for nothing.

27. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

She got lashings for assaulting someone. The cell phone had nothing to do with her punishment.

15. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I agree with the previous comment. The phone was most likely the catalyst. The teen probably assaulted the headmistress after she took the cell. The assault is most likely what got the teen 90 lashes and 2 months jail. It's not the USA they still practice that kind of punishment and while we don't agree, she probably won't Ever do it again. And to the ignorant children here spewing their hatred, just leave it alone. They're not all terrorists or gehadists. Heyre ppl from different culture. Not all are bad. Just stop.

24. phoenix

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2009

Sometimes people can't find the perfect name for themselves but i think u could "clevername". Finally someone could say sth reasonable. Unfortunately it seems that people at "phonearena" are speaking of what they don't know... so please phonearena, in the future, try to make sure of things before writing any piece of news who told u that "Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy controlled by the Al-Saud ruling tribes and lacks any legal code."????!!!! of course there's a code and a national constitution too but what you don't know is that it's legal code is based on the islamic sharia..

20. ahmedbabakr

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 14, 2009

"Salam" (that is how we greet people in Arabic, it means PEACE) I live in Saudi and just to make things clear we have to differentiate between Saudi law and Islamic Sharia. To start with in Islamic Sharia this does not exist, slashes are only given to someone who drinks alcohols or rapes etc.. As for the Saudi Law the possibility for this to happen is 0%, Why? “I live this situation”, as per the MOHE they only band the phone then return it to parents at home time.

26. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Sorry to hear you live in a God forsakes Desert with retarded moronic child molesters and slave traders that demean and demoralize your own people and treat woman like meat and dogs. I hope you and all your relatives burn in Hell forever. Scum.

21. ahmedbabakr

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 14, 2009

(:-)

25. scottmbolt unregistered

Was it an iPhone!?!?!? Nooooooo way! iPhoneARENA.com would NEVER report anything negative happening within the realm of the iPhone now would they?

28. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

...what?! Are you high? What are you talking about?

29. AMZSS

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

For People who knows Arabic this article talk about what happened : http://www.aleqt.com/2010/01/27/article_340312.html also for people who doesn't speak Arabic use Google translate . (The girl is 20y and and the teacher got injured ) .

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