Arab Sisters Forum outraged over Sawsen’s case [Archives:2006/934/Local News]

April 3 2006

SANA'A, April 1 ) The Arab Sisters Forum (ASF) last Tuesday expressed grave concern about the case of Sawsen, who was raped by a sheikh in Amran governorate last month.

In a statement, the ASF affirmed that it is following up illegal procedures in Sawsen's case. According to the statement, Prosecution sent Sawsen to Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a and issued a medical report stating that Sawsen was intact and not raped. The statement noted that Prosecution has not yet given a copy of Sawsen's case to her lawyer, Jamal Al-Ja'bi. “The procedure of issuing this medical report is legally invalid.” Prosecution sent Sawsen to Al-Sabeen Hospital