Qatar to deport Dutch woman, Syrian man convicted of ‘illicit sex’

(From Al Jazeera)

A Dutch woman who was alleged raped after being drugged in an upscale nightclub in Doha was convicted of having sex out of wedlock by a Qatari court on Monday and given a one-year suspended sentence.

The Dutch woman "Laura" said she was drugged during a party in March at the Crystal Lounge nightclub at W Doha Hotel

The Dutch woman “Laura” said she was drugged during a party in March at the Crystal Lounge nightclub in W Doha Hotel

The woman, 22, was ordered deported to the Netherlands once the ruling was formalized, which is expected over the coming days, the Ambassador to the Netherlands Yvette Burghgraef – Van Eechoud told Al Jazeera at the courthouse.

The accused man in the case, identified as Omar Abdullah al-Hasan, was also convicted of having sex outside of marriage – a serious offence in this conservative Gulf state. Read More



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