18 November 2016

Brits urged not to report Dubai crimes after 'gang-raped' woman arrested for extra-marital sex

A charity is advising UK nationals not to report rapes to the Dubai police after a sex attack victim was arrested when she went to the authorities for help.

The 25-year-old woman was locked up by police after telling them she had been gang-raped by two British men in a Dubai hotel room.

She has reportedly been released on bail but had her passport confiscated and could face charges of having extra-marital sex.

Radha Stirling, the founder of Detained in Dubai, told the Independent that Dubai police assumed Western women were "looking for it".

Ms Stirling claimed British people could potentially fall foul of the countries strict law as for reporting rape or any other crime.

She said: "There is the social perception that if a woman drinks alcohol, she has consented to it. [Evening Standard] Read more