Dubai policeman cleared of raping woman after proving she was his wife

Dubai policeman cleared of raping woman after proving she was his wife

Dubai - Investigations into his criminal record revealed he had committed a similar act one year prior.



By Web Report

Published: Thu 10 May 2018, 7:53 PM

Last updated: Thu 10 May 2018, 10:07 PM

A policeman was cleared of a rape charge after proving she was his wife in Dubai. 
The GCC national woman who works for a local airline had accused the 28-year-old man of raping her. She claimed he had requested a meeting to discuss details regarding marriage, when he raped her, as per Emarat Al Youm report. 
Investigations into his criminal record revealed he had committed a similar act one year prior. 
After the court ordered a six month jail term, he appealed the ruling, claiming she was his wife. 
The man's lawyer claimed that the accused had married her according to the three principles of marriage in Islam, which are request, acceptance, and public acknowledgment. 
He had approached the woman's family and formally requested her hand in marriage. They also announced their union amongst their friends and respective families. 
Although there was no initial contract, the documents were prepared later. His lawyer requested he be released and the charge changed from rape to consensual sex. 
The court amended the ruling, cleared the man of all charges, and suspended the six-month sentence.
 


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