Press praise, blogger anger over Saudi rape girl pardon – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Press praise, blogger anger over Saudi rape girl pardon – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

“It is a victory for justice… and for the defense of human rights and an affirmation of female dignity.”

Several newspapers gave prominent coverage to comments by the victim’s husband hailing the “noble gesture” of the king.

The Saudi edition of the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat quoted the rape victim herself as saying she was “unable to find the words to thank the father of the people.”

But reaction on Internet websites dedicated to carrying uncensored commentary on the kingdom’s affairs was far more critical.

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