This is a good example typical of UAE.
Dubai: A court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence against an unemployed visitor who sexually exploited a penniless housemaid by forcing her to sleep with 20 men in one day for money.
Here's the Gulf News article
That's OK, you might think. 10 yrs for pimping. What are you complaining about 'Dragon? Some bastard forces women into prostitution, essentially sex-slaves, and gets 10 yrs when he’s caught (by the woman getting the courage to report him despite the risk of beatings or worse).
And the response from the sympathetic UAE to the poor woman’s plight? She gets 1 year in jail for ‘prostitution’.
He was charged with beating, threatening and forcing L.K. into prostitution after locking her up in a flat which he rented for that purpose. He also forced a 22-year-old compatriot woman, B.A., to work in the sex industry. The court sentenced B.A. to one year in prison for prostitution.
How totally fcuked up is that? The sentencing seems a little haphazard to say the least, reading in the same paper:
On Monday, the Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced two Chinese male pimps to six months in jail each for running a brothel of seven Chinese women who were each given six months in jail.
On Sunday, the court sentenced seven women, including six Indians and an Indonesian, aged between 24 and 38, to one year for working in the sex industry.
More Saudi Bullshit
And in yet another reason why Oman in so many ways is the 'Jewel in the Crown', the police force we don’t have here. Another good story about the misogynistic, arrogant, sadistic, torture and rape practicing religious nutcases that seem to constitute the unaccountable Saudi muttawa [aka religious police]. See Gulf News Saudi article
Riyadh: Saudi authorities are questioning two members of the kingdom's powerful religious police in the case of a traffic accident in which a man and a woman burned to death, an official said on Monday.No, absolutely. They were just speeding I guess, even tho witnesses at the scene confirm the couple were being chased.
The Okaz newspaper said the couple were fleeing from the special police, whose duties include ensuring that unrelated men and women do not mix in public, when the accident occurred.
But Shaikh Sulaiman Al Oneizi, a senior official at the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, which runs the religious police, said there was no indication so far that the two commission members had been chasing the couple. Instead, the two were on a routine patrol near the northern town of Tabuk, when the couple's sedan crashed into a trailer truck on Sunday, Al Oneizi told The Associated Press.
I could go on. Just today, more Bombings in Yemen, fraudulent elections in Iran, oh, and the http://www.gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/10198136.html entire Kuwait Cabinet resign (again), after having some difficulty with the elected parliament not doing what they’re told and the concept of ‘opposition’.
So, go Oman.
Tommorrow I’ll try and bring some news about the story behind the Minister of Tourism’s big new house extension in Qurm, that rumors are flying about on the Expat scene. Oh, and more management disfunction at the infamous Blue City…