Dubai rape victim told to drop charges, admit being drunk, marry fiance to go free

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London, Jan 9 (ANI): The British woman, who was raped by a waiter in Dubai and later arrested for 'illegal drinking' and 'illegal sex', has been told to drop her allegations, admit she was drunk and marry her fiance immediately if she wants to go free.

The 23-year-old Londoner - a Muslim with a Pakistani background - had been raped by a waiter at a New Year's Eve party where she was celebrating her engagement to her boyfriend.

And when they went to Bur Dubai police station the next day to report the incident, they were instead arrested for drinking outside licensed premises and unmarried sex.

"It's a living nightmare - I can't believe this is happening to me," the Sun quoted her as tearfully telling friends.

The woman told pals she must stay in Dubai until her trial unless she agrees to the prosecutors' suggestions.

"I always dreamed of a big family wedding in Britain, but now I just want to get married so I can get out of here," she said.

"I've done nothing wrong but I'm petrified of rotting in jail," she stated.

The British Embassy will marry the couple in about a fortnight, as an emergency measure in the hope lawyers will drop the charges.

"They're putting pressure on her to drop the rape allegations and are more interested in her conduct as a woman than in the rapist," her brother added. (ANI)

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