Desert debacle

Internet protests help free Norwegian woman in Dubai

A Norwegian woman living and working in Qatar was raped on a business trip with a colleague to Dubai, but when she went to the police, they jailed her, charging her with having sex outside marriage and alcohol consumption. It gets more twisted: Her employers encouraged her to rescind her accusations in order to “make the problem go away,” which not only didn't help her legal case, but she was also fired. Luckily, Facebook and Twitter campaigns struck up for her freedom, and the UAE government backed down.

Read it at Jezebel

July 23, 2013 12:49 PM