Today I am launching a news blog. I will try to be informative and entertaining.
A Norwegian woman who reported that she was raped in Dubai but then was sentenced to a 16-month jail sentence on charges including extramarital sex said on Monday that she had been “pardoned” and was free to leave the country.
This case points out how different cultures treat crimes. As the Norwegian Foreign Minister said convicting a rape victim of having sex outside of marriage flies in the face of our sense of justice.