'US Ally' Qatar Arrests Dutch Rape Victim For "Having Sex Out Of Wedlock"

Tyler Durden's picture

If you're itching to go out clubbing in Qatar, make sure you keep your hand over your drink.

A 22 year old Dutch woman said she was drugged by a Syrian man during a party in March at the Crystal Lounge nightclub at the W Doha Hotel, and woke up in an unfamiliar apartment. Upon waking up the woman known as "Laura" realized that she had been sexually assaulted, and subsequently reported the incident to the Qatari police.

The police, in turn, arrested Laura on March 14 on charges of committing illicit sex acts, and have held her ever since.

Brian Lokollo, Laura's lawyer argued: "She went dancing, but when she returned to the table after the first sip of her drink, she realized that she had been drugged. She really didn't feel very well. The young woman remembers nothing more until the following morning, when she woke up in a totally unfamiliar apartment and realized to her great horror that she had been raped."

Laura finally learned her fate on Monday, as she was convicted by the Qatari court of "having sex out of wedlock." The court sentenced Laura with a one-year suspended sentence and deportation to the Netherlands, Al Jazeera reports.

A court official described the one-year suspended sentence as "lenient", adding "had she been a Muslim woman, she would have received at least five years in jail. No one can get out of such charges here in Qatar."

As far as the man, identified as Omar Abdullah al-Hasan, he was also convicted of having sex outside of marriage, which is a serious offense in Qatar. al-Hasan was sentenced to 100 lashes for illicit sex acts, and another 40 lashes as punishment for public drunkenness - he too will be deported.

al-Hasan acknowledged having sex with Laura, but claims it was consensual.

Laura's mother was quoted by Dutch media as just being thankful it was over, and that Laura was just going to be deported - "I'm shaking in my legs. I can't believe it. She has been sentenced. I don't know what for but I don't care. This is the best I could have wished for."

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So the lesson here is twofold, one is if you're going out in Qatar, cover your drink, and the second is that if you get raped after a night out, you're going to be arrested and convicted of having sex outside of wedlock. There's really not much else to say about that.

Additionally, it would be beneficial to try and remain sober, just to ensure you don't end up on the receiving end of 40 lashes.

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el mago's picture

You guys call this journalism! give me a break. You bombard us with hundreds of articles a month, but not a single article about the real threat to mankind. It is the same crap everyday; Muslims, Russians, Chinese, Koreans, venezuelans. You guys know all of the shit that happens on this micro planet, except for who runs the FED and who is screwing up the world. I am still waiting for something to be published about the Rothschild or the Rockefellers.

The Saudis are bombing the yemenis on a daily basis and not a single article on it!

The Israelis have erradicated an entire race and not a single article on it!

Qatar arrests a dutch and it is all over zerohedge! Mockingbird media!  How is this rape case any different from what happens in the US army on a daily basis?? Our country is falling apart while the illegal bulgarian immigrant behind ZH wants you to look at Qatar. Pathetic!

Billy the Poet's picture

If my wife went out drinking and clubbing without me I'd deport her too. But it's no business of the government.

Bokkenrijder's picture

A young girl, on 'vacation' in Qatar? Sand, more sand, 45 degrees Celsius in the shade, glass and steel towers and overpriced shopping malls?

 

Guys, wake the fuck up! The Middle East is flooded with western and eastern European, Asian and North African beautiful girls who are all "on vacation" in that part of the world.

 

It's also called: "the oldest profession in the world."

Moe Howard's picture

Boggle translate:

Prostitute
Laura would have then have been arguing voluntary sex with the man. Laura's mother thinks her daughter it was framed. Lisa Saturday admitted to the mother of Laura to work as a prostitute. ,, I finally got her on the phone and I asked, what do you do? After insisting they said I'm prostitute, 'says Laura's mother Marian. ,, If that's true, that's not good for Laura. ''

MalteseFalcon's picture

Qatar is free to run their society anyway they like.

If it offensive to you, then stay out of Qatar.

Just don't be importing Qataris onto my patch of land.

mary mary's picture

President Obama, please don't import ANY MORE Qataris onto our patch of land.

President Obama, when you import Qataris, you import RAPE.

President, Obama, if you can't say RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST, can you say RAPE?

FreezeThese's picture

Is Qatar a third-world country? I thought we, as a world, got over 'lashes' as punishment cerca Jim Crow

Bokkenrijder's picture

It's evident that most people here have never been to the Middle East. Like I said, most expensive western hotels have a liquor license and are crawling with beautiful single women. They are either freelancers (dangerous as this example has shown!) or working for an escort agency, and these girls sit the whole day by the pool area or the gym, and at night they show up in a revealing dress sitting at the same pool area that is then converted into a shisha lounge, or in the nightclub that is located on the hotel premises.

 

Every evening you see them sitting with a different man, dressed in the traditional local dishdasha, or you see them stepping into an extremely expensive luxury car, off to a new 'date' for the night. Some of these girls are based in the more liberal Dubai and then take quick flights to Doha (or Kuwait etc) in order to meet customers.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/16/dubai-sex-tourism-prostitu...

 

Just Google it: https://www.google.com/#newwindow=1&q=prostitution+middle+east+luxury+ho...

ACES FULL's picture

Very interesting. Now I know why just last week a Saudi business associate was telling me that I just HAD to visit Dubai one day. I asked why and he just said you wouldnt believe your eyes,there are people from all over the world. I thought that was odd but let it pass.

Things that go bump's picture

No, that's still practiced as a punishment in the Middle East, and in some parts of South East Asia a rod of some sort is used. Certain fundamentalist religious schools here in the states still frequently use corporal punishment, and I recently read a bizarre story of some little boy (arround 6) in a public school in maybe Florida (somewhere down south anyway) being chastised in that fashion while his mother was forced to approve of and witness the punishment or take her son out of school.

drendebe10's picture

Importing more illegal aliens & give them free shit is the exact intent of the imbecilic progressive liberal democraps & those morons don't give two shits that an unknown % of these illegal aliens are criminals or immoral behavioral sewer rats.  Stories like this are the canary in the coal mine but the fudgepacker & all the moronic progressive liberal democraps could give a hoot that these type of illegal aliens undermine a country's civilized society.  All they care about is jamming their bullsht agenda down tax paying US citizens throats so the country will be like Detroit, Baltimore & Chicago. Fukem. Fukemall.

P.S. To all the sheeple who sit idly by while this & all the other bullsht the fudgepacker and its progressive liberal  democrap minions have  imposed on the country,  WAKE THE FUK UP!!

logically possible's picture

So she is pissed she got stiffed. And then got stiffed again by not getting paid.

JRobby's picture

He wanted a "Dutch Girl" like the cartoon on the beer bottles.

mary mary's picture

Okay.  I got it.

Qataris consider all pretty girls to be whores.

How convenient.  Since pretty girls are whores, it's okay for Qataris to drug and rape them. 

And EU wontdunuthin, because they want Qatari oil.  Which makes EU a.... whore.

Moe Howard's picture

It was a Syrian that raped her. Not a Qatari.

Miles Ahead's picture

And EU wontdunuthin, because they want Qatari... gas.

Fixed.

Gavrikon's picture

My give-a-shit just got-up-and-went.

MFL8240's picture

I dont believe any of this Propoganda!

HowardBeale's picture

Boris,

I love the sound of that word in your accent!

COSMOS's picture

Yep I was wondering why would western women go to these shitholes in the desert when there are a ton or muslim fanatics already in Europe.

el mago's picture

What is your definition of a shithole? 

Multi's picture

A place where you get jailed for being raped?

DetectiveStern's picture

And flogged for being drunk. What the fuck, a hangover in punishment enough for overindulgence.

JRobby's picture

The planet Earth, 3rd one out from a star somewhere 

Supernova Born's picture

Calais? Nope.

It's changed its name to Mos Eisley.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Those were the droids you were looking for....

Things that go bump's picture

The Muslim fanatics in Europe can't afford them.

Rogue Trooper's picture

I get that, I like to fuck 'em.  I just want to 'visit', pay $10 bucks and go back home.  It's not a long term thing with long term bill. Every one wins that way, they get foriegn exchange, ya know.

90's better times....

mary mary's picture

It's called, "travelling to see what another nation is like, because God gave you curiosity".

If all tourists are whores, and you are afraid of whores, then don't go to Disneyland, or any of the countless "tourist destinations" in the USA and Europe.

And, by the way, go tell every woman you know that you think all women who travel are whores.

Miles Ahead's picture

Sorry Mary, au contraire.  No one said all women travelers are whores.  But no one really uses their curiosity to see what the Qatari nation is like.  No sorry, that ain't gonna fly.

If someone really has such a curiosity then Dubai is a much better option - by far.  You go to Qatar for some quick money, either professionally, or mercenarily (sic). 

RAT005's picture

Regarding the girl being on vacation.  I actually think she is the girl that was an employee of the resort where the bar is located. 

Ecclesia Militans's picture

Sadly this is likely the case.  I have been in and out of the Gulf for the last 8 years on long-term stays in Dubai, Kuwait, and Qatar, and there is no other reason for anyone to go to these places other than (A) R&R from Afghanistan or Iraq, or (B) business.  The amount of tourist attractions in Doha is NIL.

Ecclesia Militans's picture

Sadly this is likely the case.  I have been in and out of the Gulf for the last 8 years on long-term stays in Dubai, Kuwait, and Qatar, and there is no other reason for anyone to go to these places other than (A) R&R from Afghanistan or Iraq, or (B) business.  The amount of tourist attractions in Doha is NIL.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Story of rape woman is analog of Fictional Reserve Banking. Bank is slowly drug citizenry, lull to slumber, and then give it up back side full thrust. Citizenry is lose job, default on loan, and when Bank is record default, Court is side with Bankster.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

Those Banks gave Hillary a lot of money.  Qatar also gave Hillary a lot of money.  I'm starting to see a pattern here...

Tinky's picture

This is one of your better efforts, Boris! And coincidentally, my maternal grandfather was named Boris, and came from somewhere on the Russian Black Sea coast.

He also had a good sense of humor, along with a taste for fine things, and tendency to spend beyond his means. Apparently I've inherited all three traits...

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is try, but what is Boris know?!

mary mary's picture

Federal Reserve is Radical Israeli Terrorist agency.

khnum's picture

O for heavens sake an ex employee of DHS named Haney on Hannity stated the first thing the administration ordered was the DELETION of all muslim intel,there you have it full bloody treason admitted on national tv,but nothing with come of it,good men did nothing now we are at terminal madness of the end times,sit back enjoy the show its gonna be a cracker

Billy the Poet's picture

But the West and Israel openly support Islamic terrorism. That includes both US parties. So Obama is just following the same script as almost every other Western and US leader.

jeff montanye's picture

you and el mago are right.  this site is better than many at reporting the evil doings of the zionists but it really is the comments section that gives it its edge.  the wars for israel (seven countries in five years) are what has produced most of whatever of this terrorism is not false flag.  it is so obvious that war is a failure at stopping "terrorism".  but of course that is not its purpose.  its purpose is to ring israel with failed states and feed the "national security" industries and institutions world wide.  

remember hillary and obama made the streets in libya and syria run red with blood but regard these qataris and saudi wahhabis as our allies, like bush before them (afghanistan and iraq in his case).  with the exception of releasing jonathan pollard, the u.s. does whatever israel tells it to, or close enough.

while omar mateen may have hated gays (and his gay self), we have this testimony on his motives: "We could hear him talking to 911 saying that the reason why he's doing this is because he wants America to stop bombing his country. From that conversation from 911 he pledges allegiance to ISIS," said Patience Carter, 20, who was trapped in a bathroom stall at the nightclub as Mateen prowled outside.

Miles Ahead's picture

Perhaps Jeff.  But if this guy felt that going out in a blaze of glory as he couldn't take it anymore, believe me he wouldn't want to go embarrass his family going out in a blaze as a jilted gay lover. 

He wanted to end one way; and so the 911 call is pure propaganda to get the best epitaph.  Better go out "fighting for Islam" than the alternative.  Family matters.  A lot in this case.

ACES FULL's picture

Maybe,but jilted gay lovers dont't usually try to take out 100 other gays.

Sinnedi's picture

Israel is a CIA meme made for this event

 

WW3 is 

east vs west

black vs white

blacks will join muslims

gay vs straight

religious vs athiest 

jews vs christians islam

"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.

THIS website has the same propaganda as every other website

http://imgur.com/a/FA2AP

Bokkenrijder's picture

A young girl, on 'vacation' in Qatar? Sand, more sand, 45 degrees Celsius in the shade, glass and steel towers and overpriced shopping malls?

 

Guys, wake the fuck up! The Middle East is flooded with western and eastern European, Asian and North African beautiful girls who are all "on vacation" in that part of the world.

 

It's also called: "the oldest profession in the world."

Ghordius's picture

it's about rape

and the problem with rape is always the same: there is no policy... that can satisfy the first question about rape

and the first question about rape is always the same: how many rapes... are acceptable? the answer is of course not even one

and this is the problem. there is no policy that can insure there is not even one rape

except if we put all women under a totalitarian surveillance, or all men, or let's say everybody, period

"So the lesson here is twofold, one is if you're going out in Qatar, cover your drink..."

how about "if you are going out, cover your drink, period"? but there it is, this kind of paternalistic advices are kind of substituted by a form of "women ought to be kept safe from everything"

imo this strips them off their agency and takes any responsibility away from them

but there it is: use the word personal responsibility and immediately you'll hear the automated reaction: shriek voices telling you that you are trying to blame the victim

there was this ancient king in England that wanted the country to be so safe that "a young beautiful naked woman could carry a bag of gold in each hand and travel from one shore to the other without fear of being molested"

an excellent...  utopian dream. an unreacheable goal that nevertheless is somewhat worth striving for

the paternalistic or old-fashioned advice to that young woman would be to dress a bit more modestly then completely naked and to not advertise the fact that she is carrying a fortune around. but no, "sensible" is unwarranted

yes, those countries are whacko, in our eyes. but every foreign country has his whacko sides, some more, some less. women caring about how other women fare all around the world is caring and good. it is also... globalist, in the often enough used sense of treating the whole globe, the whole world as one area of interest, in this case women's rights

rant end

Things that go bump's picture

I think that ruler you mention was actually Vlad the Impaler and he came pretty close to achieving that goal.