Norwegian woman sentenced to jail for BEING RAPED in Dubai

Jul 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Weekly Washington Updates
  • Norwegian woman, 25, was in Dubai on a business trip
  • She was raped and reported the incident to the police
  • At the station, police took her passport and jailed her
  • She will now serve 16 months for illicit sex outside marriage

UPDATE: Under intense worldwide media pressure the Emir of Dubai as pardoned Marte Dalely

By Sara Malm
From DailyMail.Com

A young Norwegian woman has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after she reported a rape in Dubai.

Marte Deborah Dalelv has been detained in Dubai since the assault in March, the woman has now been found guilty of sex outside marriage, drinking alcohol without a license and perjury and was jailed for 16 months

Marte Deborah Dalelv has been detained in Dubai since the assault in March. She has now been found guilty of sex outside marriage, drinking alcohol without a license and perjury and was jailed for 16 months

The 25-year-old was in the United Arab Emirates on a business trip when she was raped and reported the assault to the local police.

Dubai police did not believe her, and instead took her passport and jailed her on suspicion of having had sex outside marriage.

The Norwegian woman 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.

‘I received the harshest sentence for sex outside marriage, harshest sentence for drinking alcohol and on top of that I was found guilty of perjury,’ the woman 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.’

She 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.

Under the 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.

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6 Comments to “Norwegian woman sentenced to jail for BEING RAPED in Dubai”

  1. Steven says:

    We have to stop this unjustice from happening:

    Sign up on the FB group:

    Or follow and tweet #Marta:

  2. Per says:

    Please join facebook to support Marte and her family

  3. Ross A Lloyd (@F22Ross) says:

    Once again we have a poor rape victim persecuted by these disgusting sub-humans in Dubai. This Sharia law driven nation needs to be black-banned at the very least. If necessary this latest victim should be recovered by military action! I am available to assist.

  4. Sieglinde Nix says:

    Those people are crazy! It seems like everybody is wrong but the men of that culture. What man is going to willingly confess to rape and they need what, at least 4 men to testify against him, not 1 or 2. Well why bother with 4? they may as well make it the entire population of the men in a village for all the good it would do. Their way of thinking is so archaic and different from the rest of the world this is why they will never change.

  5. Anti-Femastasis says:

    I have lost all empathy for women, ESPECIALLY from feminist (= man-hating) countries like Norway and Sweden.

    Let her taste just a little bit from what feminism and fake-rape-culture is doing to men.

    I would let this woman rot in prison as long as Assange is not a free man and as long as innocent men are jailed by the thousands per year in femastasis-infected countries.

    I urge everyone to not support this woman, who (if you believe studies) is most probably lying about the rape anyway.