x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Five years and 150 lashes for complainant

In 2006, a woman was sentenced to five years in prison and 150 lashes in Ras al Khaimah for adultery after prosecutors rejected her allegation that she had been gang raped.

In 2006, a woman was sentenced to five years in prison and 150 lashes in Ras al Khaimah for adultery after prosecutors rejected her allegation that she had been gang raped. The woman told investigators that six men had posed as police officers and tricked her into getting into the car, according to media reports. She said she was driven to a house where the men raped her. Police questioned the men, who claimed that the woman was a prostitute and had consented to have sex.

Prosecutors were reported at the time to have suspected that the women was a prostitute because of inconsistencies in her account of events. Two of the men were cleared of all charges. The remaining three were convicted and jailed for three months and each given 150 lashes.