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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:25 AM

 

Qatar convicts Dutch woman held 'after being raped'

A court in Qatar has convicted a Dutch woman of having sex outside marriage after she told police she was raped.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36516006

The 22-year-old was handed a suspended sentence and fined $824 (580). She will also be deported.
Her lawyer said her drink had been spiked at a Doha hotel in March and she had woken up in a stranger's flat, where she realised she had been raped.
Her alleged attacker, who said the sex was consensual, was sentenced to 100 lashes for having sex outside marriage.
He will be given a further 40 lashes for consuming alcohol.
The woman has been detained since making the allegation three months ago, but her case only came to light over the weekend when her family decided to go public.
'Horror'
The Dutch ambassador to Qatar, Yvette Burghgraef-van Eechoud, said after Monday's court hearing that she expected the woman to leave Qatar within days.
"We will do everything to get her out of the country as soon as possible to where she wants to go," she told AFP news agency.
Court officials said she would be deported once the fine was paid.
The woman was arrested by Qatari police immediately after reporting that she had been raped on the night of 15 March, as was the alleged assailant.

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Reply Qatar convicts Dutch woman held 'after being raped' (Original post)
AntiBank Jun 2016 OP
boston bean Jun 2016 #1
cali Jun 2016 #2
AntiBank Jun 2016 #5
SoCalNative Jun 2016 #3
dembotoz Jun 2016 #4
AntiBank Jun 2016 #7
madamvlb Jun 2016 #6
AntiBank Jun 2016 #8
CanonRay Jun 2016 #9
snooper2 Jun 2016 #10
smirkymonkey Jun 2016 #11

Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:26 AM

1. The punishment for reporting.

these freaks make me sick.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:27 AM

2. Fuck Qatar. That poor young woman.

 

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:40 AM

5. Qatar is 2nd only to the Saudis in funding global Wahhabism and ISIS/al Qaeda terror

 

BILLIONS of USD over the years.

7th Century style despotic, barbarian hellhole with false veneer of poshness from the fucking petro dollars they soak up and funnel to the royalty. Qatar is also a huge outlet for UK/NATO-centric Arab propaganda.

I still cannot believe FIFA put the WC there for 2022. SHAMEFUL!!!!

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:29 AM

3. You know, it's amazing

that they will always insist that others follow and respect the laws of their countries, yet do not believe that they should have to follow the laws of other countries, instead trying to impose their own.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:35 AM

4. perhaps we should not send a world cup team there

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:49 AM

7. the US/UK/NATO are every bit up their arses as they are with the Saudis

 

I cant see the states pulling out (IF the USA even qualifies)

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:45 AM

6. I reported my rape in the US Army...

I was given an Article 15 for leaving my door unsecured.

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Response to madamvlb (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:51 AM

8. wtf!

 

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:36 AM

9. Tourists have to realize they are not in a civilized country

when they are in Qatar or the UAE. They are with barbarians. If the west would ban travel there, perhaps they would be motivated to change their 12th century laws.

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:39 AM

10. Fucking fundie assholes...

 

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Response to AntiBank (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:24 AM

11. What an effed-up country!

 

It's sick to punish a woman for a crime that was committed against HER!!

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