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07.19.133:08 PM ET

Alleged Rape Victim Arrested in Dubai

Norwegian woman who reported being raped is sentenced to jail for having sex outside of marriage.

A court in Dubai sentenced a Norwegian woman to 16 months of jail time because she allegedly had “sex outside of marriage,” and was convicted of perjury and drinking alcohol. A news report from the UAE said the woman had previously reported that she had been raped while in the emirate on business and that her father said she was put in jail for four days with no money or passport and was charged with fornication. Norwegian diplomats fought and gained her release to a local Norwegian church.

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