Dubai sentences Norwegian woman who reported rape

A young Norwegian woman has spoken out about the 16-month prison sentence she received in Dubai after reporting a rape incident to police.

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Interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv was on a business trip in Dubai when she says she was raped.

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The 25-year-old reported the March attack to the police but found herself charged with having extra-marital sex, drinking alcohol, and perjury.

Convicted earlier this week, she says she is appealing against the verdict.

The appeal hearing is scheduled for early September.

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