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UAE Frees Woman Over Rape

Watch out, visitors to Dubai. On Thursday, a 29-year-old Austrian woman was released from the United Arab Emirates after facing a prison sentence for reporting an alleged rape to authorities in early December. She was threatened with one-year imprisonment for extramarital sex, and police allegedly told her she'd be acquitted by marrying her rapist. A delegation from Austria negotiated her release. In 2013, a Norwegian woman was sentenced to one year and four months in prison for extramarital sex and alcohol consumption after reporting her alleged rape to authorities. She was pardoned after a similar intervention.