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 Post subject: In Dubai the rape victim goes to jail
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Norwegian woman who reported being raped in Dubai is jailed for 16 months

Norwegian woman, 25, was in Dubai on a business trip
She was raped and reported the incident to the police

At the station, police took her passport and jailed her
She will now serve 16 months for illicit sex outside marriage

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A young Norwegian woman has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after she reported a rape in Dubai.


Marte Deborah Dalelv has been detained in Dubai since the assault in March. She has now been found guilty of sex outside marriage, drinking alcohol without a license and perjury and was jailed for 16 months

Dubai police did not believe her, and instead took her passport and jailed her on suspicion of having had sex outside marriage.

The Norwegian woman reported the sexual assault in March this year, after which she had to spend days in a cell before she was allowed to use a telephone.

With the help of family members, the Norwegian consulate was able to negotiate a release and she has been living under the protection of the Norwegian Sailor’s Church until her sentencing this week.

‘I received the harshest sentence for sex outside marriage, harshest sentence for drinking alcohol and on top of that I was found guilty of perjury,’ the woman told Verdens Gang.

‘It is a terrible situation she is in,’ said Gisle Meling, the priest at the Norwegian Sailor’s Church.

‘We are very surprised and had hoped it would go another way, but we live in a country which has a justice system which draws its conclusions with the help of Sharia law.’

She was sentenced to one year and four months in jail but as Norway has no extradition treaty with Dubai, her future is uncertain.

The young Norwegian woman’s story is not unique.

Earlier this year Australian Alicia Gali, 27, spoke of how she was thrown in a Dubai jail for eight months after she reported a rape.

Miss Gali was working at hotel chain Starwood when her drink was spiked in the staff bar.

She awoke to find that three colleagues had raped her, but when she went to a hospital for help, they turned her over to the police and she was charged with illicit sex outside marriage.

Under UAE law, rapists can only be convicted if either the perpetrator confesses or if four adult Muslim males witness the crime.

Under the Sharia-influenced laws, sex before marriage is completely forbidden and an unmarried couple holding hands in public can be jailed.

Foreigners jailed in Dubai are deported immediately after completing their sentences

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Well, at least SHE got a pardon.

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 Post subject: Re: In Dubai the rape victim goes to jail
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pardon for what she didn't commit any crimes and what about the rapists? and the only reason she was pardoned is because of pressure and because media told her story.

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I know she didn't commit any crime, and she was only let go after enormous pressure from human rights groups. I guess what I meant was that at least she was let go, and will not have to ensure such a psychotic sentence, after dealing with being raped. Dubai has some really backwards laws, all backed by religious misogynistic zealots.

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 Post subject: Re: In Dubai the rape victim goes to jail
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it's happened before to Australian women too. If you want to sanction a place make it the UAE

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