Thursday 19 January 2017

Pain tariff

Published 13/12/2011 | 05:00

• Normally, I read stories of lashes in Saudi Arabia with a sort of painful disdain for the cruelty of the system.

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But reading the heartbreaking letters in the paper about the destruction child abusers have wrought on our society, I read the story of the man in Saudi who will get 2,080 lashes over 13 years for raping his daughter over a seven-year period with a different attitude.

Perhaps our Government could make this one exception to our cruelty-free system.

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