Court told club­bers were kid­napped and raped

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Six men have gone on trial ac­cused of kid­nap­ping and rap­ing two women at gun­point. Three of the sus­pects ap­peared be­fore Shar­jah Crim­i­nal Court, while the other three did not show up. The hear­ing was presided over by Judge Yaqoub Al Ham­madai, who ad­journed the trial to bring the other sus­pects be­fore the court. The sus­pects, all Emi­ratis, kid­napped the two women, both Rus­sian, and took them to an apart­ment in Shar­jah. The vic­tims were trav­el­ling in a taxi when it was al­legedly in­ter­cepted by the six men. They were ac­cused of threat­en­ing the taxi driver with a gun and drag­ging the two women out of the taxi be­fore bundling them into their own car. Pros­e­cu­tors said that the sus­pects took turns rap­ing the women and af­ter­wards they let them go. The women ap­proached a police sta­tion and re­ported the in­ci­dent. The trial con­tin­ues.

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