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UAE to try girl, 14, for adultery

2011-04-14 13:33

Dubai - A 14-year-old Arab schoolgirl who has been detained in the United Arab Emirates on a charge of adultery will appear in court later this month, a local daily reported on Thursday.

"The trial will start in spite of the age ceiling set for trials on sexual related crimes by the UAE law," said Gulf News.

"The law states that the minimum age of suspects in crimes related to sex must be 15 years. Such cases should be conducted in special juvenile courts. Otherwise, suspects are considered victims rather than suspects," the daily quoted a "law expert" as saying.

On April 5, Gulf News said police in the emirate of Ajman had arrested the teenager after she met up with her 25-year-old boyfriend on the roof of her family home.

She has since been forced to undergo a gynaecological examination which "confirmed she was still a virgin", the unnamed girl's father was quoted as saying by the English-language daily.

In police custody since March 22, the girl was held at a jail with adult women for two weeks and was even in solitary confinement for three days before Gulf News reported on her case at which point she was transferred to a juvenile centre.

But the girl’s father told the newspaper that she was actually still at the adult prison, Ajman Central Jail.

The girl’s lawyer says she will be tried later this month on charges of adultery.

Comments
  • LadyJJ - 2011-04-14 13:42

    I'm shocked the 14 year old

      daaivark - 2011-04-14 13:47

      Who says she had any serious choice. This happened in a decidedly patriarchal society where women enjoy very little luxury of choice.

      JCTF - 2011-04-14 14:58

      Shocked at what? Being on a roof with a friend? Which is all the article says. It doesn't even say they had a snog. Read...the...article...slowly.

      XXian - 2011-04-14 15:17

      Why so shocked. The Koran requires violence of its adherents. This is what is says about beheading of people:- I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger. That is because they opposed Allah and His messenger. Whoso opposeth Allah and His messenger, (for him) lo! Allah is severe in punishment.Quran 8:12-13 Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks ... if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain. Quran 47:4

      Valis - 2011-04-14 16:22

      @GeneralCS: Wrong, the xtian and jewish religions are just as violent.

      GeneralCS - 2011-04-14 16:39

      Hey don't get me wrong. As an educated person I know that all religions are full of baloney. Islam is the only one pushing the envelope to such a degree. How many wars are they involved in now? I can't keep count.

  • daaivark - 2011-04-14 13:45

    And what about the man!!!!!!!

      brendon blake - 2011-04-14 13:50

      He should be charged with rape

      liesl - 2011-04-14 14:03

      it's mos the woman's fault. /sarcasm

      Dan - 2011-04-14 14:37

      Such a poorly written report, we have no idea what actually happened. Maybe the little "innocent" girl was doing something else to the man. Happiness to the body and all. Have you seen how our own 14 year olds look like and behave lately under the "new" education system where punishment is a crime.

      JCTF - 2011-04-14 15:00

      And what did the man do? Huh? What? What did the girl do? The article doesn't even say that they touched each other.

  • jamesonl - 2011-04-14 13:47

    Some practices are just primitive.

  • edis_pilF - 2011-04-14 13:48

    The arabs have it backwards again, the guy is supposed to be charged as a paedophile.

      daaivark - 2011-04-14 15:07

      Don't knock the religion. Knock those who apply it in such a sick manner.

      daaivark - 2011-04-14 15:07

      Don't knock the religion. Knock those who apply it in such a sick manner.

  • Gemstone - 2011-04-14 14:07

    This is child abuse!! Poor girl will have issues and be scared for life. Solitary confinement will definitely result in psychological trauma.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-04-14 14:09

    The year is 2011...has anyone notified the UAE ?

      Loodpil - 2011-04-14 14:35

      "The current Islamic year is 1432 AH, from approximately 7 December 2010 (evening) to 26 November 2011 (evening)." I guess that explains a lot.

      S.P Wa Ka Zuma - 2011-04-14 14:35

      clearly no one has>>>>>>>i stay there and will sure remind them. Oh wait bad idea i could get stoned

      alessandroz067 - 2011-04-14 14:53

      @Loodpil... We don't believe in our daughters losing their virginity to some drunk at age 12 like you guys do.

      Gemini - 2011-04-14 14:59

      Loodpil - I don't understand your "explanation". Makes absolutly no sense what so ever. If you were trying to insult I dont think you really made a point - the only point you really made was to show your stupidity.

      piet.strydom - 2011-04-14 15:50

      @Alessandroxxxx - So to protect your innocent girls, you lash them? Like the 14 year old in the far east recently sentenced to 101 lashes for being a rape vistim? Who died in the process?

      piet.strydom - 2011-04-14 16:18

      @Alessandroxxxx - So to protect your innocent girls, you lash them? Like the 14 year old in the far east recently sentenced to 101 lashes for being a rape vistim? Who died in the process?

      Loodpil - 2011-04-14 16:44

      @Gemini, sorry, you are right, my obtuse attempt at being humorous doesn't belong in the year 1432. Hopefully, in the future, say... 2011... it will be received more positively. @alessandroz067: Ente hmar kabir. Ro7 walli.

  • Caz - 2011-04-14 14:09

    How can she be charged with adultery if she is still a virgin???? Twisted justice system, So do they stone the dude as well???

      Dan - 2011-04-14 14:38

      Such a poorly written report, we have no idea what actually happened. Maybe the little "innocent" girl was doing something else to the man. Happiness to the body and all. Have you seen how our own 14 year olds look like and behave lately under the "new" education system where punishment is a crime.

  • Caz - 2011-04-14 14:09

    How can she be charged with adultery if she is still a virgin???? Twisted justice system, So do they stone the dude as well???

  • MactheKnife - 2011-04-14 14:10

    She is still a virgin so says her father. So whats the fuss.

  • Tieneke - 2011-04-14 14:13

    She is just a child and an adult abused her. Even in South Africa he sould be in court for Statutory rape. Shame on the legal system of the UAE.

      JCTF - 2011-04-14 15:04

      Tieneke, please point out the part in the article where it says that they even touched each other?

      JCTF - 2011-04-14 15:04

      Tieneke, please point out the part in the article where it says that they even touched each other?

      JCTF - 2011-04-14 15:04

      Tieneke, please point out the part in the article where it says that they even touched each other?

      JCTF - 2011-04-14 15:04

      Tieneke, please point out the part in the article where it says that they even touched each other.

      JCTF - 2011-04-14 15:05

      Tieneke, please point out the part in the article where it says that they even touched each other.

  • Niks - 2011-04-14 14:16

    What about the guy. He is a child molester. Poor girl is innocent man. Stone the man to death

      Craig - 2011-04-14 15:02

      Geez, read the entire story would you: "She has since been forced to undergo a gynaecological examination which "confirmed she was still a virgin"" Although i agree this whole story is wrong. You rant about him being a child molester and needing to be stoned to death shows that you are just as silly as the people wanting to hurt this child in the first place

      NO-BULL - 2011-04-15 08:33

      Craig, yet you just know they are going to kill her anyways, right?

  • Chengetai - 2011-04-14 14:22

    He is an adult he should know better.Why is he not being punished?????

  • Chengetai - 2011-04-14 14:22

    He is an adult he should know better.Why is he not being punished?????

  • Lightdancer. - 2011-04-14 14:23

    She is no more then a child...difficult to comprehend this...what about the man...oh for crying out loud...lashes...trial...she is a kid...this is so very wrong and makes me sick in my stomach...!!!

  • Dan - 2011-04-14 14:29

    Under Arabic law, more than half of our "crime loving" country would either be executed or walking around without hands/arms. Hell our cabinet will probably all be physically dissabled and Shaick would have been put down long ago to relieve him from his terrible suffering. Now I should stop dreaming and get back to our disgusting reality.

  • KomboKitten - 2011-04-14 14:36

    these people are sick to trade with such young girls. SICK man. SICK!!!

  • sunnyT - 2011-04-14 14:40

    Oh look! im defending Islam!!! whatcha gonna do?! :P

  • Nazeem - 2011-04-14 14:45

    firstly..... as some of u discussed, the justice system of the country is floored. plz do not be shallow and start talkin bout the religion. i mean Islam forbids liquor however it is widely spead across the UAE. Mr "Krush".... plz watch ur tongue boet. its ppl like you that cause problems in the world man. you do not talk rubbish like that without proper research. i dont mind meeting with you, or liasing on e-mail with u to clear all these naive thoughts of yours.

      RQd2 - 2011-04-14 14:57

      Floored or flawed?

      daaivark - 2011-04-14 15:10

      Trade? Who said anything about trade?

      KomboKitten - 2011-04-14 15:18

      they trade with the futures of young, powerless and innocent girls. SICK

      CTScientist - 2011-04-15 08:06

      @ GeneralCS: Great generalization. Pity it has absolutely zero critical value. You don't have to support postmodern theory (or perspective) to realize that there are probably no universal a posteriori truths. Especially since objectivity has been dealt such a heavy blow in the past few decades. At least you forward ethnocentric ideals properly, as any bigot ought to be able to do.

      CTScientist - 2011-04-15 08:06

      @ GeneralCS: Great generalization. Pity it has absolutely zero critical value. You don't have to support postmodern theory (or perspective) to realize that there are probably no universal a posteriori truths. Especially since objectivity has been dealt such a heavy blow in the past few decades. At least you forward ethnocentric ideals properly, as any bigot ought to be able to do.

      CTScientist - 2011-04-15 08:07

      @ GeneralCS: Great generalization. Pity it has absolutely zero critical value. You don't have to support postmodern theory (or perspective) to realize that there are probably no universal a posteriori truths. Especially since objectivity has been dealt such a heavy blow in the past few decades. At least you forward ethnocentric ideals properly, as any bigot ought to be able to do.

  • Nazeem - 2011-04-14 14:45

    firstly..... as some of u discussed, the justice system of the country is floored. plz do not be shallow and start talkin bout the religion. i mean Islam forbids liquor however it is widely spead across the UAE. Mr "Krush".... plz watch ur tongue boet. its ppl like you that cause problems in the world man. you do not talk rubbish like that without proper research. i dont mind meeting with you, or liasing on e-mail with u to clear all these naive thoughts of yours.

      GeneralCS - 2011-04-14 16:27

      Oh please I know enough Muslims to know the sort of people you are. I'm not going to pick on the religion itself, but the culture of the people whom follow said religion. You guys are pathetic beyond belief. You guys preach and pray, yet you are the most corrupt. Schabir Shaik is the perfect example. You people only know one way and that's violence - it's even depicted in the tone of your message.

      CTScientist - 2011-04-15 08:07

      @ GeneralCS: Great generalization. Pity it has absolutely zero critical value. You don't have to support postmodern theory (or perspective) to realize that there are probably no universal a posteriori truths. Especially since objectivity has been dealt such a heavy blow in the past few decades. At least you forward ethnocentric ideals properly, as any bigot ought to be able to do.

  • cr1t - 2011-04-14 14:47

    She is a virgin and she is under 14 what was her crime? Being on the roof with her boyfriend. I really hope the oil runs out so these countries can go back to being in the dark ages, because that is where they seem to want to live.

      sunnyT - 2011-04-14 14:50

      If oil runs out then we all fooked! cause i aint driving now car that sounds... "zzzzZZZzzZZZzZZZ"

  • jacobsrenata - 2011-04-14 14:56

    http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/crime/father-distressed-as-14-year-old-girl-set-to-be-tried-for-adultery-1.792029 for those who want to read the more complete story.

  • huwman - 2011-04-14 14:58

    @sunnyT Before you jump to too many conclusions, let me point out the obvious. I never made any mention of other religions because no other religions are widely know for applying the death sentence on a whim. (That doesn't mean other religions are innocent!!!) Proof of what I said can be seen when you google "Muslim Rape"! Try to be objective and rational, read a couple of the rape statistics for countries like Sweden in areas where the Islamic immigrants are concentrated.

      sunnyT - 2011-04-14 15:12

      I get what u saying guy... what im pointing to is that the statement made is blanketed. Im sure if you google anything you will get the answer you would like. I know this cause it lists results based on input query. so using google doesnt do much justification. ending off... u say that most muslim men are evil and trapped in the religion. U make it sound as if they are not educated to make a choice? Thus the argument is flawed. I will defend any religion. Period. As its the choice of the individual. Therefore it does not give you the right to say its satanic. Religion debates has costed more lives than anyone can imagine. Respect in this regard could clear up lots of confusion. Could we agree to dis-agree?

      huwman - 2011-04-14 16:23

      @sunnyT I said the religion is wicked and satanic, not all the people in Islam. It may appear to be a blanket statement but I view it as truthful. Backed up by the countless news articles, youtube videos and experiences which are readily available on the internet. Sure some of them may be propaganda, but then you've got to ask why is there such a high prevalence of negative press about Islam?

      sunnyT - 2011-04-15 07:33

      YO man, apologies for late reply was sitting in traffic. There is a high prevalence of violence EVERYWHERE. People assume ARAB = Muslim. This is not the case. Im not speaking based on hearsay, I have been in the Arab gulf and across many parts of the world (grateful for that - SAA thieves got to my luggage!). Its the PRESS that says its ISLAM. Many crimes are committed unrelated to the religion but the press ties it together due to a Muslim sounding name. SO could we say most crimes in SA are committed by Christians as they have Christian names? Anyhow, Guy, I appreciate your feedback and arguments. Its at-least honest and direct. I still agree to dis-agree. there are many misconceptions on all sides of the religious line, as evident in this thread. Hopefully this freedom of speech can spread. Peace out guy! *im assuming you a guy LOL

      sunnyT - 2011-04-15 07:35

      HAHAHA GENERAL CS!!! I remember when the Russians was the bad guys in movies... The media can condition your mind at anytime. ESP during movies, as you are relaxed and thus receptive to direction- in a subtle way. A bit of media info...

      sunnyT - 2011-04-15 07:37

      HAHAHA GENERAL CS!!! I remember when the Russians was the bad guys in movies... The media can condition your mind at anytime. ESP during movies, as you are relaxed and thus receptive to direction- in a subtle way. A bit of media info...

  • Dr. No - 2011-04-14 14:58

    Poor girl was probably promised to a senior citizen as a wife where she would be subject to a life of servitude. Her young love filled and romantic head lead her to a dangerous liason with her boyfriend on the roof of her home where they held hands and gazed at the stars. This nonsense could not be tolerated and an example needs to be made of her so that other girls do not get romantic inclination. God Forbid. Praise Allah. Praise Mohammed.

      Gemini - 2011-04-14 15:19

      The problem in these countries are generally the fact that young girls are given away as brides to older men - this culture of theirs needs to be stopped. In case anyone Koran bashers ot their don't know, the Koran ensures that when a woman gets married she is asked first if she has consented to the marriage - the man who performed my marriage ceremony asked me 3 times if i'm marrying out of my own free will, if anyone is forcing me to do so etc. So yes there r those asses out there who will force their young daughters 2 get married & those asses who do not perform the Muslim marriage ceremony as it should b performed but it will eventually catch up with them but you cannot blame Islam. Its those who contort the religion to suit themselves - as in all religions.

      Dr. No - 2011-04-14 15:35

      Gemini, I know I was being a bit glib, but thanks for letting me know this.

  • sookie - 2011-04-14 15:23

    @ alessandroz067 Your comment about your religion not saying “Christianity is a religion of molestation and gays based on what a lot of priests do to little alter boys”, listen buddy, I have been living in the UAE for 5 years, and you people are the most hypocritical type I have ever met in my entire life, as for your comment about the priest and alter boys, I know what goes on in the mosques over here - where they find bodies of 4 year old boys that have been abused and murdered, so if I were you, I wouldn’t point any fingers, don’t even get me started on the “gay Muslims”

  • sookie - 2011-04-14 15:23

    @ alessandroz067 Your comment about your religion not saying “Christianity is a religion of molestation and gays based on what a lot of priests do to little alter boys”, listen buddy, I have been living in the UAE for 5 years, and you people are the most hypocritical type I have ever met in my entire life, as for your comment about the priest and alter boys, I know what goes on in the mosques over here - where they find bodies of 4 year old boys that have been abused and murdered, so if I were you, I wouldn’t point any fingers, don’t even get me started on the “gay Muslims”

      wgibsonsa - 2011-04-14 15:37

      100% correct sookie. These people are absolute hypocrites when it comes to their so called religion. I have also been to UAE and have seen their hypocritical behaviour.

      patch - 2011-04-14 16:06

      @Sookie. I seriously doubt that you have been to the UAE. They would not let a dumbass like you into their country. Please provide some sort of proof to your claims about the 4 year old boys., and remember we are talking about Islam here not Christianity.

      huwman - 2011-04-14 16:14

      @alessandroz067 Maybe you should reserve your moral judgment of other 'non Muslims' when you have a problem swearing.

      GeneralCS - 2011-04-14 16:35

      @alessandroz067 What do you pray for? Do you believe that if you close your eyes and pray really really hard it's going to have a profound effect on the world? Well how many thousands of years have you been doing that - how's it working out for you. The best prayer is educating yourself and contributing positively to the world. You guys all preach and pray and then bend the teachings to suit your lifestyle. Hypocrites are what you are.

      H Johnson - 2011-04-14 17:20

      Dear sookie I too have been living in the UAE for the past 10 years and feel your comment "where they find bodies of 4 year old boys abused and murdered" has been taken out of context. This heinous crime did happen to one 4 year old boy on the blessed day of Eid in a mosque but the very judicial system being criticised sentenced the Emirati National to death. Let's not over dramatise life in the UAE because despite the challenges we both know its safe and murders/hijacking/robberies/ rape/ burglaries are few and far between.

  • Megan - 2011-04-14 15:25

    If she's a virgin what then is the problem? Sadly woman have few if any rights in these societies. If they refuse to have sex with the men when they want to, the men take revenge by claiming all sorts of things. Its then usually the woman who suffer the consequences

  • ZACKIE - 2011-04-14 15:31

    and why is it the norm for catholic priests to rape altar boys?

      sunnyT - 2011-04-14 15:39

      Uncalled for guy

      Victoria - 2011-05-11 16:22

      Where do you get that from? That it's the norm? Why don't you find something positive to contribute instead of adding to the emotional, baseless diatribe that follows so many articles!!!

  • wgibsonsa - 2011-04-14 15:34

    Ah Islam. Once again we see the backwardness of these buttwipes.

      GeneralCS - 2011-04-14 16:37

      Ah SunnyT. Attempting to defend your religion through violent means. What's new?

      sunnyT - 2011-04-15 07:19

      General CS ermm please explain where i mentioned violence? Seems like the queue for EDUCATION refund is growing... * please take a ticket n hava seat :)

  • Will - 2011-04-14 15:45

    From a muslim. What about the guy. If she committed adultery then so did he. Also what adultery did they exactly commit here. When a woman confessed adultery to the prophet Muhammad Peace upon him, he kept sending away until she forced him to mete out the punishment.

  • Zanu - 2011-04-14 15:59

    No wonder the "west" is in constant war with Islam. their treatment of women is pathetic! Apartheid against women, gays and other smaller minorities is an everyday normality in the Muslim world. sick

  • huwman - 2011-04-14 16:01

    @sunnyT I was careful to call the religion wicked and satanic, not all the people involved in it! I was also careful to say that the other religions are not necessarily innocent either! I am appalled at Islam though because Rape, Murder and Suicide Bombings occur so regularly amongst nations and peoples professing Islam. That doesn't mean rape and murder isn't common in other places, but at least in most western countries a raped woman doesn't require 4 witnesses to prove she was raped, and at least if the court decides she wasn't raped she won't be given the death sentence for adultery. How many woman do you think report their rape when they could end up receiving the death sentence in turn? Fingers are being pointed at Islam because these sorts of travesties are prevalent in the middle east. It is not about being anti Islam and therefore irrational, but rather weighing up the evidence, which has been gathering for some time now. Once again I say, no one is completely innocent! But certainly I can't think of other religious organizations that have gained the reputation that Islam has gained in the last 20 years, for violence against woman and violence against humanity in general. Of course as soon as you say anything as honest as I have, people become critical. Perhaps because they fear that there will be some uprising from the 'radical elements' or perhaps because they believe it contributes to the massive intolerance prevalent today. But what about telling the truth?

  • Candice - 2011-04-14 16:13

    One has to keep in mind, that in UAE, with Islamic religion, men and women are not allowed to have contact with each other, and even more so if you're a married woman. Having said that though, the punishments handed out are far too harsh for this day and age.

      JCTF - 2011-04-14 18:39

      Yeah, look, if they've broken local laws then they will be punished whether we like it or not, but everyone else on here is shouting rape, adultery, abuse. The only "crime" committed here is that they were alone together. Nowhere does it say they even touched each other. Your post suggests that you actually read the article, unlike 90% of today's highly intelligent contributors.

      sunnyT - 2011-04-15 07:48

      WEll Said... ***now why did I not think of that.... :) ***

  • Brad - 2011-04-14 16:27

    Absolutely dusgusting that the people of the UAE can think that lashing a 14 year old girl is acceptable punishment. Muslims in the UAE are clearly still living in the stone ages. Wake up, its the year 2011! Sick people...

  • NO-BULL - 2011-04-15 08:21

    So the 14 year old virgin is being tried for cheating on her husband? Interresting

  • JT4 - 2011-04-15 11:14

    Islam demands blood

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