A British tourist was allegedly gang raped and was put in jail for the charges of having sex outside marriage.
She went to the police as the victim of one of the worst ordeals imaginable, but she is being treated as the criminal.
– family friend of alleged victim
She is said to have been lured into a hotel room by two British men, who are alleged to have both raped her while filming the attack.
The woman’s family claimed the men flew home to Britain just hours later.
When she reported the attack to police, the alleged victim was then herself charged with having sex outside marriage.
In the United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is the most populated city, it is illegal for married couples to have sex outside of wedlock.
It is also against the law for a single person to have sex with someone who is married.
The alleged victim has been released by police on bail, but her family said she needs £24,000 for legal fees.