'British woman who cried rape in Dubai had consensual sex'

British woman who cried rape in Dubai had consensual sex

Dubai - "A video obtained from the mobile phone of one of the suspects detailing the act was a key evidence that supported this conclusion," said the office in a statement.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 23 Nov 2016, 6:40 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Nov 2016, 1:04 AM

The Dubai Public Prosecutor's Office has closed a case involving the alleged rape of a British tourist "following careful examination of all evidence". The office has decided not to continue with legal proceedings.
The office clarified that a "thorough review of statements given by the British woman and the two suspects as well as the reports of investigating officers from the Dubai Police showed that the act happened with the consent of the three parties in question". "A video obtained from the mobile phone of one of the suspects detailing the act was a key evidence that supported this conclusion," said the office in a statement.
The alleged rape was reported in late October by British national ZJM at Al Barsha police station. The two male suspects, also British nationals, were arrested and questioned. The three parties were later released on bail. Their passports were retained to facilitate proper investigations.
"Dubai's legal system takes reports of all crimes very seriously, especially violence against women, and conducts thorough investigations of all incidents," the office stated.
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