Thursday, August 20, 2009
Pluheeze! He's just sorry he got caught and now he has to pay the price. What's that saying? "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time." Something like that. Five years in prison, 50 lashes [that's it?] and a 100,000 riyal fine [$26,809.65]. The article does not say how old the "youth" is, who "repeatedly blackmailed a woman." [It does not mention the youth's nationality, either.] Not a one-time thing, apparently. "The court witnessed emotionally charged scenes when the judge pronounced his verdict. The youth, shocked at the severity of the punishment... declared he had repented the crime." Then he "begged" someone to "intervene on his behalf to secure a pardon or a lesser punishment." Man up. Quit your crying. The court must have had reason to find you guilty.