A young Dutch woman reported being drugged and raped in Doha but she was lucky. She only got a one-year suspended sentence for having “illicit sex”.
They actually arrested her and held her since March.
The 22-year old was not only traumatized, she was fined $824 for having “extramarital sex.” After she pays, she will be deported.
These people are charming, aren’t they?
She was drugged at a nightclub where she went dancing.
“The young woman remembers nothing more until the following morning, when she woke up in a totally unfamiliar apartment and realized to her great horror that she had been raped,” Brian Lokollo, a lawyer hired by the family said.
The woman named Laura fled and reported it to the police only to be arrested.
Her rapist, an identified Syrian national named Omar Abdullah al-Hasan, insisted that the sex was consensual and claimed that the woman had asked him for money.
Al-Hasan was sentenced to 100 lashes for having sex outside marriage and 40 additional lashes for consuming alcohol, which is also prohibited under Qatar’s strict laws. The defendant will not serve a prison term, but could also face deportation.
A Qatari official claimed that the Dutch woman’s one-year suspended sentence was “lenient.”
“Had she been a Muslim woman, she would have received at least five years in jail. No one can get out of such charges here in Qatar,” he said, as quoted by Al Jazeera.
FIVE YEARS for being raped!
Qatar is going to host the FIFA World Cup in 2020. Great choice, huh?