x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Woman who had sex outside wedlock gets 6 months in Dubai prison

A Filipina who suffered a miscarriage after becoming pregnant from a one-night-stand has been sentenced to six months in prison.

DUBAI // A woman who suffered a miscarriage after becoming pregnant from a one-night-stand was sentenced to six months in prison.

SA, 24, a Filipina, arrived in the country in August last year to take a cashier's job at a mall and met a man named Abdullah about a month later.

The pair had sex in a hotel room but afterwards the man stopped taking her calls and she deleted his number from her phone.

"I had sex with him only one time, and I know nothing about him except his name, even his number, which I used to have, I deleted because he stopped answering my calls," said the woman.

Five months later she headed to the NMC hospital suffering from severe abdominal pain, dizziness and fainting. She was found to be suffering an ectopic pregnancy and was told she must have an abortion.

The hospital carried out surgery removing parts of her uterus and then referred her to police.

At the Misdemeanour Court she confessed to having sex outside wedlock. The court sentenced her to six months in prison to be followed by deportation.

salamir@thenational.ae