x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Two convicted of raping man lose appeal bid

Two men found guilty of kidnapping and raping a man have lost their appeal bid against the convictions.

Two men found guilty of kidnapping and raping a man have lost their appeal bid against the convictions. But the Federal Supreme Court refused to give them harsher sentences.

The criminal court had sentenced the first man to five years - reduced to three on appeal - and the second to a year.

The men were originally tried in Fujairah and accused of dragging the victim into a car and taking him to an abandoned villa, where they and others raped him.

At the supreme court, the men argued that the victim had given contradictory statements.

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