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Women’s rights groups are angry after a woman in Qatar, who was raped, has been ordered to pay a fine and received a suspended prison sentence.
The 22-year-old woman from Holland, had her drink spiked at a hotel in Doha.
When she woke up, she realized that she had been raped in an apartment. The rapist claimed that the sexual encounter was consensual.
He was sentenced to 100 lashes for having sex outside marriage and another 40 lashes for drinking alcohol without a license.
The woman was arrested immediately after filing a complaint with the police. She told police that she was in the country on vacation.
She went with a friend for drinks at a hotel, where the sale of alcohol is legal.
She was dancing, but when she returned to the table and took a sip from her drink, she realized that someone had added something to her glass.
The woman was not feeling well, and later woke up alone in an apartment. The woman was ordered to pay a fine of $800 for having sex outside marriage.