Monday, July 22, 2013

Absolutely barbaric

If you get raped in Dubai, they'll throw you in jail:

A Norwegian woman has spoken out about the 16-month prison sentence she received in Dubai after reporting a rape incident to police.

Interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv was on a business trip in Dubai when she says she was raped.

The 24-year-old reported the March attack to the police but found herself charged with having extramarital sex, drinking alcohol, and perjury.

Convicted earlier this week, she says she is appealing against the verdict.

As for her attacker, he was sentenced to 13 months for extra-marital sex and alcohol consumption. I guess it pays to be a rapist in Dubai.

Meanwhile, our government has negotiated a free-trade agreement with these barbarians, and it is currently awaiting ratification. Parliament should refuse to do so until they improve their record on women's rights and stop prosecuting rape victims.