A 22 year old Dutch woman on holiday in Qatar was jailed for nearly three months on unclear charges after reporting her rape to Qatari authorities.
Her drink was spiked while she was at a hotel bar with friends and she realized she’d been raped when she woke up in an unfamiliar room. The alleged attacker, reported to be of Syrian nationality, was not tried for the rape. Instead, the woman was immediately arrested after alerting police and incarcerated.
She has now been found guilty of “illicit sex” and being drunk. Sex is illegal in the Gulf state unless it occurs between married persons. She was given a one-year suspended sentence, three years of probation and fined $823. It is expected that she will be immediately deported.