British tourist charged with 'extramarital sex' in Dubai after reporting gang rape

By Josh King for Veuer

A British tourist who was on vacation in Dubai has been arrested and charged with "extramarital sex" after she reported being gang raped by two British men, according to the Uk-based legal advice group, Detained in Dubai.

Since all sex outside of marriage is illegal in the United Arab Emirates, after the 25-year-old woman reported the crime , she was allegedly arrested for breaking the law.

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The woman's passport was confiscated before she was released on bail and her alleged attackers have flown back home according to The Sun.

Detained in Dubai reports that the UAE has a "long history of penalizing rape victims" and that charges against the woman have been confirmed by the Foreign Commonwealth office.

The woman may face trial for the charges and if convicted she could spend years in prison or face physical punishment that includes flogging or being stoned to death.

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