Dutch woman held in Qatar af­ter mak­ing rape com­plaint

Pakistan Observer - - 07 -

THE HAGUE—A 22-year-old Dutch woman is be­ing held in Qatar on sus­pi­cion of adul­tery af­ter she said she was raped while on hol­i­day there, her lawyer and Dutch me­dia said Satur­day. The woman says she was drugged in a ho­tel, and that she re­alised she had been raped when she woke up in an un­fa­mil­iar apart­ment.

“She was ar­rested in March on sus­pi­cion of adul­tery, which means hav­ing sex out­side mar­riage,” lawyer Brian Lokollo told Dutch ra­dio NOS-Ra­dio1.

A Dutch for­eign min­istry spokes­woman con­firmed the ar­rest but said the young woman, whom she named as Laura, has not been charged.— AFP

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