x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Three years jail for men who took turns to rape woman in UAE desert

Four men who gang-raped a woman in the desert have been sentenced to three years in jail.

Four men who gang-raped a woman in the desert were sent to jail for three years yesterday.

An Abu Dhabi court heard that KB, an Omani, and KO, an Emirati had offered the woman a lift home from a nightclub where they had met.

The woman thought only one man was in the car, but as they were driving the second man jumped from the back seat, grabbed her by the hair and raped her. He then swapped seats with his friend who also raped her.

When they reached an area of desert, another two of their friends, AS, an Emirati, and AR, from Saudi Arabia, took it in turns to rape the woman. Before she was released, her belongings were stolen, leaving her with only Dh50 for a taxi home.

KB and KO were given a further six months for kidnapping the woman and another three months for stealing money from her.

KB and AR will be deported after serving their sentences.

hdajani@thenational.ae