Norwegian woman raped in Dubai sentenced to jail term for 'having sex outside marriage'

Washington, July 19 (ANI): The unnamed woman who was raped in Dubai in March has been reportedly sentenced to 16 months imprisonment on charges of 'having sex outside of marriage'.

According to the New York Daily News, the 25-year-old was in the U.A.E. on business when she was violently sexually assaulted. When she reported the incident, she was the one to be arrested.

The woman was then kept in a jail cell for several days and was banned using a phone.

The report said that the Norwegian Consulate eventually negotiated her release and she was placed under the protection of the local Norwegian Sailor's Church.

The woman said that she has received the harshest sentence for sex outside marriage, harshest sentence for drinking alcohol and on top of that she was found guilty of perjury, the report added. (ANI)

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