Dubai pardons Norwegian woman charged with illicit sex after rape claim

Author: Malin Rising, Associated Press (USA), Published on: 22 July 2013

With her passport back in hand, a Norwegian woman at the centre of a Dubai rape claim dispute said...that officials dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage…A statement Saturday from Dalelv's Qatar-based employer, Al Mana Interiors, said she was dismissed from her job after she "ceased communications" with the company following the alleged rape. But Thomas Lundgren, owner of The ONE, the Dubai-based company that franchises Al Mana, was quoted Monday by Arabianbusiness.com as saying that the firing was "a mistake" and said she can return if she wants…

Read the full post here