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George Washington Favored Judicial Corporal Punishment

In the midst of America's current correctional crisis, a letter written 230 years ago by George Washington has surfaced again. When Washington was building the Continental Army out of untrained soldiers, he found it necessary to increase discipline.

Op-Ed: Sectarian politics behind Saudi's 500 lashes for Australian

Medina - Saudi authorities failed to heed the Grand Mufti's warning that the Haj should not be used to promote sectarian hatred. The arrest of an Iranian born Shia Muslim from Australia, and sentence of 500 lashes, shows sectarian politics are at play.

Australian sentenced in Saudi Arabia to 500 lashes for blasphemy

Riyadh - The Saudi Arabian authorities have sentenced an Australian Mansor Almaribe,45, of Shepparton, to 500 lashes and a year in prison. The Australian, who is a Shiite Muslim, was charged with committing the offense of "blasphemy" while on pilgrimage to Mecca.
 

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