Couple arrested in the United Arab Emirates for having sex outside marriage

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A young couple could face jail time for being in love. They were detained in United Arab Emirates for having sex outside of marriage even though they are engaged to be married and are not even from that country.

29-year-old Emlyn Culverwell from South Africa took his fiancee Iryna Nohai from Ukraine to an Abu Dhabi hospital after Nohai had been suffering from stomach cramps. Doctors discovered the young woman was pregnant.

Authorities discovered the couple was not married and had been sexually active, which is considered a criminal offense in United Arab Emirates.

They are still determining the paternity of the child and how long the couple has been sexually active. The couple could face long jail sentences if found guilty.

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Couple arrested in the United Arab Emirates for having sex outside marriage
A young couple could face jail time for being in love. They were detained in United Arab Emirates for having sex outside of marriage even though they are engaged to be married and are not even from that country.
A young couple could face jail time for being in love. They were detained in United Arab Emirates for having sex outside of marriage even though they are engaged to be married and are not even from that country.
A young couple could face jail time for being in love. They were detained in United Arab Emirates for having sex outside of marriage even though they are engaged to be married and are not even from that country.
A young couple could face jail time for being in love. They were detained in United Arab Emirates for having sex outside of marriage even though they are engaged to be married and are not even from that country.
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