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Mail Online July 19, 2013--
The identity of the Norwegian woman who was sentenced to 16 months in
prison for extramarital sex after she reported being raped in Dubai has
been revealed for the first time today. Smiling happily into the camera, Marte Deborah Dalelv looks like she doesn't have a care in the world.
But the 24-year-old was brutally raped while on a business trip in
United Arab Emirates and was handed a prison sentence for having sex
outside of marriage after reporting it to police.
reported the sexual assault in March this year, after which she had to
spend days in a cell before she was allowed to use a telephone.
With the help of family members, the Norwegian consulate was able to
negotiate a release and she has been living under the protection of the
Norwegian Sailor’s Church until her sentencing this week.
received the harshest sentence for sex outside marriage, harshest
sentence for drinking alcohol and on top of that I was found guilty of
perjury,’ she told Verdens Gang.
‘It is a terrible situation she is in,’ said Gisle Meling, the priest at the Norwegian Sailor’s Church.
‘We are very surprised and had hoped it would go another way, but we
live in a country which has a justice system which draws its conclusions
with the help of Sharia law.’
Ms Dalelv was sentenced to one
year and four months in jail but as Norway has no extradition treaty
with Dubai, her future is uncertain.
The young Norwegian woman's story is not unique.
Earlier this year Australian Alicia Gali, 27, spoke of how she was
thrown in a Dubai jail for eight months after she reported a rape.
Miss Gali was working at hotel chain Starwood when her drink was spiked in the staff bar.
She awoke to find that three colleagues had raped her, but when she
went to a hospital for help, they turned her over to the police and she
was charged with illicit sex outside marriage.
Under UAE law,
rapists can only be convicted if either the perpetrator confesses or if
four adult Muslim males witness the crime.
Sharia-influenced laws, sex before marriage is completely forbidden and
an unmarried couple holding hands in public can be jailed.
Foreigners jailed in Dubai are deported immediately after completing their sentences.