Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Saudi girl killed for chatting on Facebook

This January 4 story from England's Daily Telegraph came to my attention via this story on techradar.com.

A young woman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was murdered -- beaten and shot, according to the newspaper article -- by her outraged father because she was chatting with a young man that she met on Facebook. (That last link will take you to the "Arab Media & Society" site linked from the Daily Telegraph website.)

Although I diligently followed the links in the various articles cited, I have yet to see any reference to the father being charged with any sort of a crime.

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