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Gulf News, Dubai, 2 January 2004
Nine get jail term for immoral activities
By Tahseen Shaghouri
Nine people of different nationalities were sentenced by the Fujairah Sharia Court to various prison terms and deportation for running a brothel and committing adultery.
The suspects involved in the case include Nazeer T., Mohammed Q., Hirmala S.,
Riva R. and Mohammed S., all Indians, Mohammed H. and Ruya S., both Bangladeshis, Mohammed A., a Pakistani, and Bharbar N., a Sri Lankan.
The Fujairah Sharia Court sentenced Nazeer T. and Mohammed Q. to three years'
imprisonment and 90 lashes for running a brothel, exploiting prostitutes, encouraging vice and committing adultery.
Both were also sentenced to another 80 lashes for drinking alcohol at the brothel.
Nazeer T. was fined Dh 600 for staying in the country illegally and working
for an employer other than his sponsor.
Mohammed Q. was handed an additional six months' imprisonment for entering the country illegally.
Ruya S., Hirmala S. and Riva R. were sentenced to three years in jail and 90 lashes for committing adultery and working as prostitutes. They were fined Dh300 each for staying in the country illegally and another Dh300 for working for someone other than their sponsors.
Mohammed H. and Mohammed A. were also sentenced to nine months in jail and 95 lashes each for committing adultery.
Bharbar N. and Mohammed S. were each sentenced to three months in jail for committing adultery. The house which served as the brothel was ordered closed down.
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