Before following the link, can you match the crime with the punishment?
Case 1: 150 rial theft
Some Indian workers stole & sold 150 rials [US$400] worth of scrap metal.
Case 2: Aggravated Rape
An Emirati raped an American in her home.
Sentence A: 6 months in jail. Sentence B: 12 months in jail.
Which crime got which punishment?
Tough call? Not for the good judges in the UAE, and I'm sure not for you either.
The two Indians in Case 1 got 12 months & deportation.
The deadbeat Emirati rapist got 6 months.
6 lousy months. I can only hope some of the vast numbers of Indians in the jail rape him repeatedly while punching him hard across the head every single day he's inside serving his time.
The UAE maintains its current Muscat Confidential Rating: "Best Avoided"... The entire place is insane. And if you're an Expat, no matter how important, you're disposable. Building high rise gleaming towers on the back of slaves clearly doesn't impart civilisation.
Here are the stories.
Case 1: A year in prison, followed by deportation
Gulf News May 6th 2010.
Dubai: Two workers have been jailed after a court convicted them yesterday of stealing one tonne of iron scrap from the company where they worked, and trying to sell it for Dh1,500.
The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced each of the Indian workers to one year in jail after Presiding Judge Fahmi Mounir pronounced them guilty of theft.
Prosecutors accused the two accused, 23-year-old S.M. and 34-year-old M.R., of stealing the iron scrap.
According to the chargesheet, prosecutors accused S.M. with forging a company document which permitted him to sell the iron scrap.
When the two suspects appeared in court, S.M. pleaded guilty and M.R. denied his charges.
According to yesterday's judgment, the defendants will be deported after the completion of their sentence.
Gulf News May 6th 2010.
Dubai: A jobless man has been jailed for six months after a court convicted him of having sex with an American woman, who claimed he raped her.
The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced the 22-year-old Emirati to six months in jail after he denied that he raped the 26-year-old American woman and claimed he had consensual sex with her.
Prosecutors said the jobless Emirati secretly walked behind the woman while she was opening her house door, then he gagged her and forced her into the flat where he beat and raped her on her bed.
The Public Prosecution charged the Emirati, M.K., with raping the woman, who works in sales, after assaulting her.
An Emirati police officer testified that the incident happened in the woman's flat in the International City. "I headed to the location and found the woman in a hysterical condition and her face was bruised… she alleged that she met M.K. one month prior to the incident in a pub. She claimed that on the day of the incident he dropped her home and she took the elevator."
The officer said the woman claimed M.K. surprised her from behind, pushed her into the flat and subsequently raped her.