In Dubai, if a person becomes a victim of a rape, and it's clear that s/he was forced (that is, the victim is not being suspected or accused of voluntary extra-marital sex), could the justice in Dubai impose a prison sentence or even the death sentence?

Does this happen, or is it simply a theoretical possibility?

Briton who reported rape in Dubai could face jail for extramarital sex

  • Hello there and welcome to Skeptics! Your question is really interesting, but by this site's rules, you need to cite the source from which you based your question. Could you add links to where you got this information? – T. Sar Nov 18 '16 at 18:31
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    I'm confused. You wrote that you're asking about instances where "the victim is not being suspected or accused of extra-marital sex", then linked to a story about someone who is accused of extra-marital sex. – ff524 Nov 18 '16 at 19:40
  • That story actually says that other women have been imnprisoned for being raped - What more information do you require to show if this is true oir not? – mmmmmm Nov 18 '16 at 20:10
  • Look at the article more carefully. The issue is not a matter of being jailed for being raped. Rather, by claiming rape you are admitting sex with the person. If the rape charge can't be supported you have in effect admitted to extramarital sex--a crime. – Loren Pechtel Nov 19 '16 at 0:19
  • Welcome to Skeptics! I want to be able to reopen this question, but at the moment it is a bit confusing. The only claim provided is that it has happened to one woman. So is the question "is the news report true?" It is too early to tell. – Oddthinking Nov 19 '16 at 0:39

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