Woman found guilty in Qatar of having sex outside marriage after 'she was raped'


The 22-year-old Dutch holidaymaker was inclined a suspended prison sentence and fined £580 after the conviction at the mercy of strict Islamic adultery laws.

Court officials said she purposefulness be deported as soon as the fine had been id.

The woman has been in imprisonment since making the rape allegation three months ago and hopes to be bankroll b reverse in the Netherlands within the next few days.

She was arrested by Qatari police without delay after reporting that she had been raped on the night of March 15.

According to her mouthpiece Brian Lokollo, she was taken to a stranger’s flat and raped after her go on a toot had been spiked during a night out with a friend at a hotel in the chief Doha.

Her alleged attacker, who was arrested at the same time and insisted in court that the sex was consensual, was sentenced to 100 whips for having sex outside marriage plus a further 40 lashes for devouring alcohol.

Qatar’s former justice minister Najeeb al-Nuaimi said the old lady’s lawyers would have had to prove there had been “no voluntary sorties” between her and the man for him to be charged with rape.

He said that even if they had been seen stamp together, the authorities might have doubts any sexual activity was non-consensual and a substitute alternatively prosecute both for having sex outside marriage, which is known as “zina” inferior to Islamic law.

Dozens of people convicted of zina are believed to have been chastised since 2004, including at least 45 between 2009 and 2011.

In 2013, a Norwegian charwoman in the United Arab Emirates was given a 16-month prison sentence for prevarication, extramarital sex and drinking alcohol after she told police she had been looted.

She was later rdoned and allowed to return to Norway.

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