Dutch woman arrested in Qatar after reporting rape

| Monday, June 13, 2016 - 14:18
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Dutch woman, Qatar, rape, jailed, adultery

The 22-year-old woman was arrested in Qatar after reporting she had been raped

New Delhi: A Dutch woman who was arrested in Qatar after reporting she had been raped is likely to face charges of adultery. She could be charged for having sex outside marriage.

The 22-year-old woman, who has been jailed since March, is to appear in court on Monday.

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According to her family’s lawyer, she had gone out dancing at a hotel in Doha where she was allegedly drugged. She woke up in an unfamiliar apartment and realised she had been raped.

When she reported the incident to the local police, she herself was arrested. Meanwhile, the alleged rapist has also been jailed but said the sex was consensual.

In 2013, a 24-year-old Norwegian woman who brought a rape complaint against her boss was jailed for 16 months in the United Arab Emirates.

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