On Monday, a Qatari court sentenced a 22-year-old Dutch woman, known as Laura, to a one-year suspended sentence and fined her 3,000 riyals ($824) for having "extramarital sex." The woman will be deported once she pays the fine, according to the court's decision.
While on vacation in Qatar in March, Laura went out for drinks at an upmarket nightclub in Doha before being taken to an unknown place where she said she was sexually assaulted.
Laura's lawyer, Brian Lokollo, said: "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 managed to flee the apartment and reported the assault to Qatari police, only to be arrested and charged with adultery for having sex out of wedlock.
Hopefully this whore (Laura) will keep her legs closed next time she's drugged and rendered unconscious.A Qatari official claimed that the Dutch woman's one-year suspended sentence was "lenient."
"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," he said, as quoted by Al Jazeera.