Qatar jails, fines woman who says she was raped

June 13, 2016 12:33 PM

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Qatar jails, fines woman who says she was raped

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A Dutch woman held in Qatar for nearly three months after telling police she had been raped there was released on Monday after receiving a one-year suspended prison sentence, a Dutch diplomat said.

The 22-year-old woman was in the care of the Dutch Embassy after a brief court hearing in Doha, the Qatari capital which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Her case has raised new questions ahead of the tournament, which likely will draw tens of thousands of Western tourists unfamiliar with the Isla...

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