Pregnant Housemaid to Get 150 Lashes for Adultery
News, March 14, 2005
By Ras Al Khaimah
A maid was sentenced to 150 lashes yesterday for getting
pregnant out of wedlock. A Sharia Court official said the maidís UAE
national sponsor filed a case with police accusing N.S.T of committing
adultery and being pregnant.
Her case was referred to the public prosecution
department and she was ordered to take a pregnancy test, which came back
She refused to reveal the name of the childís father,
despite being interrogated by the police and the public prosecutor.
The public prosecution department referred her to the
emirateís Sharia Court.
She refused to identify her lover again.
The court sentenced her to 150 lashes, to be administered
in two stages. She will then be deported.
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