About Laura de Bije
Laura de Bije is a 22 year old Dutch woman. Laura was arrested in Qatar after she reported being raped on March 14 2016. Laura was found guilty of having sex outside marriage and public drunkenness and given a suspended one-year jail sentence by a court.
Laura said she was drugged during a party in March at the Crystal Lounge nightclub at the W Doha Hotel, and woke up in an unfamiliar apartment when she realized she had been sexually assaulted.
She was traveling with a prostitute named “Lisa.”
Omar Abdullah Al-Hassan, a Syrian national, was the man Laura accused of raping her. He was found guilty of sexual activity outside marriage and drinking alcohol. The court sentenced him to 140 lashes. He was not charged with rape.
He claims that the sex was consensual.
Laura’s family argued that the Dutch embassy did not do enough to help her.
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