Dubai is being promoted as a luxury high-class paradise in the desert, but the reality is brutally different, as Australian Alicia Gali discovered. Gali took a job in the UAE with one of the world’s biggest hotel chains, Starwood. What happened next makes this story a must-watch for every Australian planning on travelling through the region.
Gali was using her laptop in the hotel’s staff bar when her drink was spiked. She awoke to a nightmare beyond belief: she had been savagely raped by three of her colleagues. Alone and frightened, she took herself to hospital. What Alicia didn’t know is that under the UAE’s strict sharia laws, if the perpetrator does not confess, a rape cannot be convicted without four adult Muslim male witnesses. She was charged with having illicit sex outside marriage, and thrown in a filthy jail cell for eight months.
- Raped and Abandoned in Dubai: The Alicia Gali Story (hollywoodpopcandy.wordpress.com)
- Australian Woman Raped by Muslim Gang, Then Jailed for Having Sex out of Marriage (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- ‘Abandoned’: Australian Woman Raped By Muslim Gang In United Arab Emirates Is Jailed For Having Premarital Sex (midnightwatcher.wordpress.com)
- Sharia law used in the United Arab Emirates to jail Australian woman after she was gang-raped (freethinker.co.uk)