I see a lot of negative comments about this being a Muslim country. Police siding with the person who committed the rape is actually extreme common in many non-muslim countries. It even happens in the USA time to time. It also happens in poor christian countries (IE South America, Eastern Europe). Sadly, it is a womens right issue that would not be solved even if you got rid of Islam.
Pixel, I imagine the point of the four male witness thing is that it will never happen; it's intended that the chances of 4 males witnessing and being willing to report are next to nothing. The whole system is designed to repress and punish women and let men off.
Where is the raped in inverted commas bit? I can't see it.
It's all such crap isn't it. What are the chances of ever having four adult male witnesses who are willing to testify on behalf of a woman? Either they will know the attackers and not want to drop their 'mate' in it, or they will be strangers, but who wants to get on the wrong side of four strangers (with a proven tendency to violence) just to protect a woman who is probably seen as someone's property anyway?