Judges from the United Arab Emirates have reached a decision in the trial of two men accused of raping a French teenager:
The two men, ages 35 and 18, had been charged with “kidnapping with deceit” and “forced homosexual relations,” a charge that can be punished with life imprisonment or death.
The judges did not state specifically what each defendant was convicted of, in line with the confidentiality clauses in Dubai’s court system.
Neither the men nor the boy were present at the sentencing.
Hooray for Justice!
I abhor the death sentence but any other sentencing will fit just fine!
Well, on these facts alone I certainly say Hooray. But let’s keep in mind that this is the UAE, one of our wacky theocratic allies, and that “kidnapping with deceit” when applied to gay sex may have a whole other meaning altogether. I’d hate to be sitting here all comfy in the US applauding the execution of more innocent gay muslims.
hells kitchen guy
If it had been one of the small children they import from the Phillipines who’d gotten raped, don’t think for a minute anyone would have gotten punished. As per usual for these tow-bit Mideast nations, it’s all for show.
Pink news reported that the men got fifteen
years and the boy’s mother is trying to appeal
for a longer sentence. This was forced rape
at knifepoint of a fifteen year old boy. It should have been longer. At first they wanted
to imprison the boy. A very backward country.
OK, “forced rape an knifepoint” eliminates the “innocent gay muslim” concern. Fifteen years is ridiculous. I assume the punishment for a similar crime against a female would be significantly more serious? Thanks, Fred, for the clarification.
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