Norwegian rape victim sentenced to 16 months in prison for charges stemming from her attack

Posted on July 20, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Arrested, Expatriate raped, Middle East

Al Jazeera reports that a Norwegian woman has spoken out about the 16-month prison sentence she received in Dubai after reporting a rape incident to police in March this year. Marte Deborah Dalelv was visiting Dubai on a business trip from Qatar, where she worked as a decorator, when she was raped. The 25-year-old reported the March attack to the police but found herself charged with having extra-marital sex, consuming alcohol without a licence and perjury. Dalelv said she remained hopeful that she would succeed in an appeal against the ruling by a Dubai court. Read article

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