Saudi gets long sentence - His hand is saved!

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  1. Saudi gets long sentence

    Man was convicted of sexual assaults on housekeeper

    Homaidan Al-Turki says he was targeted by prosecutors because of his Muslim religion.

    CENTENNIAL - Sniffles and sobs resonated in a packed courtroom Thursday as a Saudi man convicted of sexually assaulting his Indonesian housekeeper was sentenced Thursday to 20 years to life in prison.
    Homaidan Al-Turki, 37, was also ordered to serve eight additional years for theft charges.

    He denied in Arapahoe County District Court that he enslaved the woman and said authorities targeted him because of his religion.

    "Your honor, I am not here to apologize, for I cannot apologize for things I did not do and for crimes I did not commit," he told Judge Mark Hannen.

    "The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors was the focal point of the prosecution," he said.

    Prosecutor Natalie Decker said the trial had nothing to do with Al-Turki's Muslim beliefs.

    "It has to do with what he did to her for five years," she said outside the courtroom.

    Al-Turki was convicted this summer of 12 felony counts of unlawful sexual contact with use of force, one felony count of criminal extortion and one felony count of theft. He also was found guilty of two misdemeanors: false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.

    The case has captured the attention of the Muslim community worldwide. The Saudi government gave Al-Turki the money he needed to post a $400,000 bond on the charges in Arapahoe County.

    Prosecutors said Al-Turki brought the victim, who is now 24, from Saudi Arabia in 2000 to work as his family's nanny and housekeeper in their Aurora home. Al-Turki is married and has five children.

    The victim testified in court that she worked seven days a week and was paid $150 a month. She said Al-Turki and his wife kept most of that money. Al-Turki also allegedly took the woman's passport and sexually abused her.

    The Rocky Mountain News is withholding the nanny's name because she is a sexual assault victim. She now lives in Aurora.

    "This is a clear-cut example of human trafficking," Decker said. "It's important he is put in prison.",1299,DRMN_15_4960559,00.html

    The story has a happy and exciting ending for the Left and cretins like Z. They could care less about the victim.

    In Saudi Arabia theft has the punishment of chopping off a hand.

    The girls's life is destroyed by "traditional Muslim behaviors," but
    Moral Relativist Z rejoices that the prisoner won't lose a hand and his Muslim honor and pride stays intact. What a victory!

    Welcome the "Religion of Peace" with open arms into the U.S. and neighborhoods, you will save lives and limbs - or else!
  2. "The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors was the focal point of the prosecution," he said.

    The sad thing is... He's right!
    He's only guilty of behaving like a traditional Muslim.

    As for LoZZZer, you know <b>exactly</b> what his first thought will be: Some sort of Tu quoque, obviously.
  3. You mean a Saudi citizen sexually assaulted a third-world maid, kept most of her wages, and treated her like a slave?


    My gosh, this has to be a first!

    Oops, no it isn't....

    Another Maid Fights to Stay Alive After Rape, Torture
    M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News

    RIYADH, 10 April 2005 — Another Indonesian guest worker is battling to stay alive after being subjected to sadistic tortures and rape by her sponsor.

    Twenty-five-year-old Suniati Binti Nibaran Sujari is in intensive care with burns to more than half of her body and brutal injuries to her genitals as her life hangs in the balance.

    The woman, who worked as maid, was rushed to the intensive care unit of the Riyadh Medical Complex (Shumaysi Hospital) on Thursday morning. Her employer has been detained and is being questioned by police about allegations of sexual harassment and physical torture.

    This is the second case of inhuman torture of an Indonesian maid that has surfaced within the last three weeks. Nasser Al-Dandani, the Saudi lawyer who represents the Indonesian Embassy in this case, confirmed the reports of the torture of Suniati but refused to divulge details of the case.

    “I don’t want to influence the investigation currently being carried out in this equally tragic case after the much-publicized case of Nour Miyati, who is currently recovering in the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.”

    However, Arif Suyoko, a spokesman for the Indonesian Embassy, gave details of the case.

    “Suniati has suffered extensive burn injuries on her face, her hands, legs and all across her abdomen and genitals. She could only nod her head and blink her eyes when the name of her employer as culprit was mentioned to her in the hospital,” said Suyoko, referring to her deteriorating condition at the ICU. She is unable to swallow solid foods because of severe burns on her chest.

    Hospital officials did not pick up the phones despite several calls made by Arab News yesterday. But, a source at the hospital, on condition of anonymity, said Suniati is in a critical condition. The source, however, refused to comment on her chances for survival.

    “Suniati probably has been raped besides being tortured by her sponsor and his family members,” Suyoko said. “On different parts of her body, there are deep burn injuries and scars, while the skin has been badly damaged.”

    He said the embassy appreciated the cooperation extended by Saudi officials in the two cases. It was not immediately known how long Suniati worked for the family. She hails from West Java in Indonesia. Embassy officials also expressed concern that cases of sadistic torture and brutal beatings of housemaids appear to be increasing.

    “There is a need to streamline the whole process of maid deployment,” said another diplomat, adding that Jakarta’s ban on deployment of maids in Saudi Arabia continues. “A joint meeting of senior Indonesian officials from the Ministries of Labor, Law, certain human rights organizations and ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Jordan is likely to be convened in Jakarta this month to make an assessment of the situation and review the ban on maids.”

    Saudi Arabia currently is home to more than 600,000 Indonesian women workers — mainly maids. The Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh has been receiving nearly 10 complaints every day from maids, while the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah has been handling some five to seven complaints a day.

    Several Indonesian maids committed suicide during the last 18 months. More than 5,000 maids are currently stranded in Riyadh alone awaiting deportation.


    "Domestic violence and marital rape are problems that are well known in Saudi Arabia but never discussed publicly. Saudi political culture promotes a mythology of the Muslim family, "the fundamental building block of society," in which each person is allocated rights and duties and derives justice through membership. At the same time, the privacy of women is fused with ideals of family "honor." Consequently, society and media in general cannot talk about the reality of domestic violence without challenging public myths about themselves, and women in particular find it extremely difficult to talk about their personal situation without the fear of damaging their family's "honor" and their own reputation. "

    More stories of Asian maids being sexually abused in the fabulous civilized Saudi Arabia:
  4. If I lived anywhere near the son of a bitch, being a good neighbor, I would have volunteered to help him "adjust" to our culture. One of the most efficient ways to "help" him would have been to beat the crap out of him with a length of garden hose....weighted at one end...I am sure that if each time he abused someone, I was able to administer my treatment, he would have quickly become a model citizen...
  5. traderob


    Thanks for that, had never heard of it .
  6. Saudi Arabia, whats not to love...?,,958502,00.html
    Our friends the Sauds

    Why Britain continues to allow Saudi Arabia's corrupt ruling house to get away with murder

    Nick Cohen
    Sunday May 18, 2003
    The Observer

    With a bit of luck six men who have been tortured and framed will be free to return to Britain in the next few days. Last week there were strong rumours that the Saudi monarchy is prepared to grant them clemency, although no one who has followed the cases of James Cottle, Peter Brandon, Sandy Mitchell, William Sampson, Les Walker and James Patrick Lee is counting their chickens. If they make it back, they should be able to give a brutal account of life in the jails of Britain's friend and business partner, Saudi Arabia.
    The men's treatment ought to have made their imprisonment notorious. They were accused of running drinking dens in Riyadh, an illegal business but one the Saudi authorities used to tolerate. They were jailed after Christopher Rodway, an engineer from Gloucester, was killed in 2000 by a car bomb. Other attacks on Western targets followed. Everyone knew the bombings were the work of bin Ladenists.

    But the Saudi monarchy couldn't admit that Western workers faced assassination by religious fanatics, as faith in the kingdom's 'stability' would be destroyed. Cottle and the rest were duly rounded up and what was a religious war between the corrupt fundamentalists of the Saudi monarchy and the murderous fundamentalists of al-Qaeda was presented as a turf war between bootleggers.

    The suspects were paraded on Saudi television. They had clearly been tortured. Sandy Mitchell looked blank and drained. He recited ungrammatical lines as if to emphasise that he wasn't a native English speaker confessing freely. 'The explosion was directed against Mr Christopher Rodway, who is a British nationality,' he said in a stilted voice. The Moscow show trials carried greater conviction. Two of the six were sentenced to be beheaded and the rest were imprisoned for 18 years.

    This was a cracking story for journalists. Brits were to be executed in what the Riyadh locals call 'chop-chop square'. Our boys had been fitted-up to hide the crimes of al-Qaeda, which, after 11 September 2001, were something of a hot news item. For a year after their arrests, journalists couldn't get anyone involved to talk to them. Amnesty International battered away at the case, but with the prisoners' families keeping silent, reporters could do little.

    The Foreign Office had told the relatives to hold their tongues for fear of upsetting the monarchy. Mary Martini, ex-wife of James Cottle, told me that when she met Jack Straw in Whitehall he warned her of the dangers of speaking out. 'Quiet diplomacy' and a 'softly-softly' approach were best. If she made a fuss, she would 'back the Saudis into a corner'. Martini broke her silence last year, but most of the families have kept quiet.

    According to Martini, several remain convinced that if they protest, their husbands will die. If some or all of the prisoners are released, then Straw could claim that quiet diplomacy had had its reward. But I suspect that the main reason for freeing them would be that last week's suicide bombings have made it impossible to maintain the pretence that 'stable' Saudi Arabia was threatened by nothing more than boozers fighting over drinking dens.

    It was looking threadbare long before. Earlier this month Jane's Defence Weekly produced a list of assassinations of police officers, incitements from preachers to attack the West and anti-US riots. Robert Baer, a former CIA agent, described in the US magazine Atlantic Monthly, how 80 per cent of hits on an al-Qaeda website came from inside Saudi Arabia. The United Nations Security Council estimated that $500 million had been passed from Saudis to al-Qaeda in the 1990s.

    The monarchy and bin Laden may be enemies, but the best way to understand Saudi fundamentalism is to see them as a continuum. The monarchy used oil wealth to export Wahhabism, their brutish version of Islam, around the world. Al-Qaeda meanwhile drew most of the cultists who died on 11 September and most of its money from Saudi Arabia. State-sponsored Wahhabism provided the justification for jihad. With al-Qaeda, the monarchy is being hoist with its own petard.

    Saudi Arabia is an infuriated and dangerous country, but as the cases of James Cottle and his fellow prisoners show, the true nature of the regime and its angry subjects has barely penetrated popular consciousness in Britain. You can't accuse the Foreign Office of not doing its best to warn expatriates of threat to their lives in the weeks before the suicide bombing. The real charge is that Britain's corrupt relationship with Saudi Arabia has led Whitehall and other Western governments to downplay the fundamentalist turmoil.

    In Britain's case the corruption wasn't 'all about oil,' but all about bombs. Between 1986 and 1988 Britain signed the al-Yamamah arms deals, which authorised what was probably the biggest weapons sale in history. The scale of the deal was staggering. By the mid-1990s, Saudi Arabia, a country of just 13 million people, was accounting for 75 per cent of total UK arms sales.

    Just about everything else to do with al-Yamamah has been kept secret. After this newspaper published accusations in 1989 that bribes had been given and taken by both the Saudi royal family and 'British citizens with close contacts to the government', the National Audit Office launched an investigation. Its report was not released. In fact, many MPs on the Public Accounts Committee, which is meant to supervise the NAO, were not allowed to read it either. Jonathon Aitken lied through his teeth in his libel case against the Guardian to cover up the fact that John Major had made him the Minister responsible for supervising arms procurement, even though he had been up to his neck in arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

    You can say with certainty that the people of Saudi Arabia haven't benefited. Their money has been pocketed by 'middlemen' and channelled overseas to become the lifeblood of the British arms industry. Without al-Yamamah there wouldn't be much of a British arms industry.

    There's a bluff common-sensical view which is usually dignified with the label 'pragmatism' or 'realism' that mimsy ethical considerations cannot stand in the way of business. But the result of 'realism' towards Saudi Arabia has been to blind us to the reality of one of the most frightening countries in the world.