Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint. (DS).
A 22-year-old Dutch woman is being held in Qatar on suspicion of adultery after she said she was raped while on holiday there, her lawyer and Dutch media said Saturday.
Tourist who 'was raped' in Qatar is fined £600 and given a suspended jail sentence for adultery https://t.co/Vf0Qp9xOM0— Dr Shahid (@Dr_Shahid) June 13, 2016
The woman says she was drugged in a hotel, and that she realized she had been raped when she woke up in an unfamiliar apartment.
"She was arrested in March on suspicion of adultery, which means having sex outside marriage," lawyer Brian Lokollo told Dutch radio NOS-Radio1.
A Dutch foreign ministry spokeswoman confirmed the arrest but said the young woman, whom she named as Laura, has not been charged.
Daphne Kerremans added that "the inquiry is ongoing" and that Dutch authorities are in regular contact with Laura.
The woman's lawyer said that the case concerns a trip his client made in March to a Qatar hotel where the consumption of alcohol is allowed.
"She went dancing but when she returned to the table after the first sip of her drink, she realized that" she had been drugged, Lokollo said. "She felt very unwell," he added.
The young woman remembers nothing more until the following morning when she woke up in a totally unfamiliar apartment "and realized to her great horror, that she had been raped," he said.
The suspected rapist was also arrested but insisted that their night together had been consensual and that the woman had even asked for money. "She completely denies these accusations," Lokollo said.
Update : According to the Dutch paper 'De Telegraaf' : An officer was shouting at her all the time 'Why did you fuck with him' .
A court hearing is set to take place Monday and the foreign ministry hopes a decision on whether to charge the Dutch woman will be taken.