A Dutch tourist, convicted by a Qatari court Monday of having extramarital sex after she reported being drugged and raped in Doha, is to be deported to the Netherlands.
After a court found her guilty of adultery Monday, the woman was given a one-year suspended prison sentence and fined 3,000 riyal ($825). Her alleged attacker, a Syrian man, was convicted of extramarital sex and drinking alcohol and sentenced to 144 lashes.
The woman told police that she had been drugged and assaulted following a night out at the Crystal Lounge in the W Doha Hotel, according to The Guardian. Her accused attacker admitted to having sex with her, but claims it was consensual, and that she had gone to police following a row.
“This is the news I have been waiting for for days,” the woman’s mother told Dutch national broadcaster NOS. “I haven’t slept for nights, but I’m very happy.”
The Dutch Ambassador to Qatar, Yvette Burghgraef-van Eechou, said they would “do everything to get her out of the country as soon as possible.”