A British woman who was allegedly gang-raped by two men in Dubai faces jail after police accused her of “extra marital sex”. The 25 year old claims she was attacked by fellow British tourists in October while on holiday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
After she went to the authorities, she was arrested and charged with having sex outside of marriage, which is strictly prohibited under the Sharia law followed in the country.
The woman has now had her passport taken off her as she is on bail and not allowed to leave the UAE. She also needs £24,000 for legal fees.
The two men alleged to have raped the woman – after inviting her back to their hotel room – are said to have flown back to Birmingham just hours after the attack, reports The Sun.
In the Emirates, it is illegal for people to have sex outside of wedlock or for a single person to have sex with a married person.