A British woman has been arrested for having sex outside of marriage after reporting a gang-rape in Dubai. The young woman was raped by two British men who reportedly filmed the assault before flying back to Birmingham several hours later. She has had her passport confiscated and faces legal fees of £25,000.

From the Telegraph

British tourist ‘gang-raped’ in Dubai faces jail for having sex outside marriage

She is said to have been lured into a hotel room by two British men, who are alleged to have both raped her while filming the attack.

The woman’s family claimed the men flew home to Britain just hours later.

When she reported the attack to police, the alleged victim was then herself charged with having sex outside marriage.

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From the Mirror

UK tourist ‘gang-raped by two Brits’ in Dubai faces jail accused of ‘extra-marital sex’

Her alleged attackers are believed to have flown back to Birmingham but the woman has reportedly had her passport confiscated and been barred from leaving the country.

She was freed on bail and must find £24,000 for legal fees, the newspaper reported.

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From the BBC

British woman ‘arrested in Dubai after reporting rape’

Detained in Dubai said the woman may face trial for the charges – for which possible punishments include imprisonment, deportation, flogging and even stoning to death.

Radha Stirling, founder and director of Detained in Dubai, said the UAE had a long history of penalising rape victims.

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