Doha court convicts Dutch woman for reporting rape against her

Qatar, the oil-rich country is to deport the Dutch woman who was convicted of adultery and given a one-year suspended sentence. The Dutch woman had earlierf reported o being raped while on holiday in Doha.

The 22-year-old was not present in the court when the judgment of to pay 3000 Qatari riyals ($800/710 euros) as penalty and to be deported once she pays the fine was announced

She had denied the charge against her.

The male defendant was sentenced to 100 lashes for having illicit sex and 40 lashes for drinking alcohol.

Adultery, or illicit sex, is treated as a serious crime in the conservative emirate.

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