Jail for sex outside marriage?
A woman in Dubai is alleging rape.
Consider the following law in a rational and objective manner. It occurs to me that the Dubai laws are in fact more just than our system. Although when I say that I assume that the judge has the option to rule that he can’t confirm either person’s version of events and thus discharge both people without conviction. Certainly the Dubai system has plenty of flaws. However on the face of it this does appear to be a more rational approach.
The following report is from a biased UK newspaper but you get the picture.
The source continued: “The case will be heard in full before a judge who will decide who is telling the truth, but the girl may face difficulties if her story is not believed.
“She is still regarded as the victim at this stage, though she has already admitted being drunk, which is itself an offence in Dubai.
“And if the court finds in the man’s favour, she could face a charge of having unlawful sex as well which might land her in jail for a year followed by deportation.”
Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2937405/Brit-rape-girl-faces-Dubai-jail.html#ixzz0lWJy6EOC
What they’re neglecting to tell us is that the man involved faces punishment no matter what the outcome.
If he is found not guilty on the rape charge he will incur the same punishment she faces for unlawful sex.